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I'm fairly sure that the trivia point is incorrect. I believe that, like 'ewe' and 'you', 'eye' and 'I' are homophones in Modern English which share no common letters.-- 10:15, 3 November 2008 (UTC)

Plural without an "s"[edit]

Is the plural without an "s" common? Is it exclusively American? The plural in British English has had an "s" for at least six hundred years! Dbfirs 16:50, 12 August 2010 (UTC)

Collins prefers "ewe", as does MW. Encarta North American shows only "ewes". WNW prefers "ewes". Most of the others don't show a plural which probably means they view it as regular: "ewes". I can't tell whether the Collins edition I see via OneLook is a US edition, but it doesn't seem so. I read somewhere that they have newspaperman's bias toward shorter forms to save space. DCDuring TALK 17:49, 12 August 2010 (UTC)
Are these not for "Ewe" (the Ewe people)? As far as I can tell, the plural of the female sheep has always had an "s". I can't find the entries without an "s" in either Collins or M-W. Dbfirs 12:58, 13 August 2010 (UTC)
My face is red. You are correct. I'm sorry to have caused you to have wasted time. Talk about tunnel vision: I guess I didn't look at the definition or the capital E on the inflection line. DCDuring TALK 14:08, 13 August 2010 (UTC)
Don't worry, I was confused for a while until I spotted the capital letters. (I make mistakes like that with worryingly increasing frequency!) Dbfirs 15:45, 13 August 2010 (UTC)