黃彥傑 asked in 社會與文化語言 · 1 decade ago

Leaf? Dwarf?

為什麼"leaf"的複數是"leaves"

但"dwarf"的複數是"dwarfs",而不是"dwarves"呢?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    因為 "dwarf",f前面的字是 consonant(子音) 而不是 vowel(母音)所以只加s

    而 "leaf",f前電的字是 vowel(母音)所以把f改成ves

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  • 1 decade ago

    如果照這樣解釋的話, 那為什麼 wolf 和 shelf 的複數又是改成 ves 呢? f 的前面也是子音啊.

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