how do you pronouce Свобода? If I where russian how would I say it?
- Svoboda - --Expurgator t(c) 23:00, 13 April 2006 (UTC)
- More correctly: /svabóda/ (first unstressed 'o' as 'a') --Jaroslavleff 10:42, 13 August 2006 (UTC)
What is the origin of the word freedom? 18.104.22.168 19:17, 8 March 2007 (UTC)
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The plural of "freedom" is "freedom". Check any dictionary and you will never see "freedoms" listed as the plural of "freedom". That is a recent fad started by ignorant people. You don't say "deers", "mooses" or "freedoms".
- A little research shows that it is neither recent nor a fad. Here is a 1907 quote from the New York State Library's History Bulletin:
- The contrary minded, seeing that they could no longer prevent it directly, began indirectly under pretext of economy to curtail these freedoms.
- The people at the New York State Library are unlikely to be ignorant by any standard, so your information was incorrect. --EncycloPetey 13:49, 25 September 2009 (UTC)