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plural in Serbo-Croatian[edit]


Kroz prozor uđu glasi predmeta i ljudi
iz večeri u moju nerasvijetljenu sobu (...)
Glasi nisu zli; ko poslušni psi kraj mene liježu
u ćutnju
May glasi be used in plural together with glasovi? Bogorm 14:42, 22 October 2009
They can - but only in the language of literature (književni jezik). Normally, the interfix -ov-/-ev- is always inserted. But in poetry where you have stuff such as the number of syllables and accents (glȃsi but shortened glȁsovi) that very much matter, licentia poetica accounts for numerous otherwise anomalous constructs. In the spoken language you'll likely never hear short plural forms of mono- and disyllabics. --Ivan Štambuk 20:50, 23 October 2009 (UTC)
Nor come across these forms in standard Serbo-Croatian grammars, at least not in the one which I have at hand. That's why I was perplexed initially and grateful now for the explanation. Just to note that in Bulgarian such abbreviated forms are never permitted and гласове as a plural form is a must. The uſer hight Bogorm converſation 11:31, 25 October 2009 (UTC)