Category:Dutch irregular nouns
Dutch nouns that follow non-standard patterns of inflection.
Nouns in Dutch regularly form their plural by adding -en or -s, and adjusting the spelling to preserve short or long vowels and stress. Some nouns deviate from this because they have short vowels in the singular but long vowels in the plural. For example, dag - dagen. Sometimes the vowel changes, usually short i becomes long e: lid - leden. In one instance, a becomes e: stad - steden. Some words, mostly the names of subatomic particles ending in -on, also have change of stress next to this vowel lengthening: eléktron - elektrónen. Some nouns have an irregular plural suffix. Some native Germanic nouns form their plural by adding -eren: kind - kinderen. For some nouns of Latin or Greek origin, the original plural is used, but this is usually optional and a regular plural also exists beside that. Examples are museum - musea (next to museums), lemma - lemmata (next to lemma's).
Pages in category "Dutch irregular nouns"
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