Talk:moose

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where is the main discussion on the plural form? Heyzeuss 10:55, 18 September 2009 (UTC)

You mean other than the Usage notes? Any other discussion would be at w:Moose. —Stephen 11:15, 18 September 2009 (UTC)
i meant the discussion page. the usage notes are informative but i was hoping to see if there was any controversy on this discussion page. the whole page has been removed so i'm guessing that it got out of hand. Heyzeuss 15:32, 18 September 2009 (UTC)
No, there was no controversy. If there had been any, it would be here on this page. The only thing that was removed was the nonsensical comment, "plural of moose is moosen." We remove nonsense, threats, personal information such as phone numbers and addresses, and vandalism, but not heated controversy. —Stephen 16:01, 18 September 2009 (UTC)

Scots plural[edit]

This entry says the plural of Scots "moose" is "mooses", but the Scots Wikipedia uses "mice"... --Yair rand 23:00, 3 August 2011 (UTC)

I've corrected it on the basis of The Concise Scots Dictionary. The form "mooses" wasn't added explicitly, it was automatically generated by entering {{sco-noun}} without specifying any plural form. —Angr 15:29, 22 September 2012 (UTC)

Old English?[edit]

The article on muesli states that "moose" is Old English for "stew" or "pottage". I was hoping to find out more about that here. Does anyone have more info on this? 109.246.254.186 13:09, 24 September 2011 (UTC)

Perhaps mōse, double o sounds unlikely to me. --Mglovesfun (talk) 14:07, 24 September 2011 (UTC)
What we have on it is probably at mush#Etymology 3. —Stephen (Talk) 14:10, 24 September 2011 (UTC)
That suggests that the word is derived from both Old High German and Gaelic. An unlikely combination, if you ask me. And how did it enter English? Are those intended to be cognates? If so, what is the OE or ME form? 109.246.254.186 20:22, 8 October 2011 (UTC)
moose is an old word for ‘stew’, but it's not Old English – it was used in the 16th century and probably came from Dutch. I've added this word to the page. The relevant OE cognate was mōs, but it never survived into Middle or modern English.Ƿidsiþ 05:23, 20 October 2011 (UTC)
Thanks for that. 109.246.254.186 16:20, 22 October 2011 (UTC)

Ojibwe info[edit]

Removed from the entry as too wordy / ill-formatted:

Inflection
  • moosen (obviative)
  • mooseng (locative)
  • moosens (diminutive)
    • moosenseg pl
    • moosensen (obviative)
    • moosenseng (locative)
Derived terms
Transformations
  • moose= (unaffected)
  • mwaase= (initial change)
  • maamoose= (reduplication)