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I'm translating an article on Amish Community in US. Is there a plural for word Amish? Amishes perhaps?
Thanks,
Haluk
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Hi, I'm translating an article on Amish Community in US. Is there a plural for word Amish?

No. It's like buffalo ... One Amish, five Amish, 500 Amish
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Tsu Dho Nimh wrote on 11 nov 2003 in sci.lang.translation:
Hi, I'm translating an article on Amish Community in US. Is there a plural for word Amish?

No. It's like buffalo ... One Amish, five Amish, 500 Amish

Still shoot them, overthere ?
500 buffalo, five buffalo, one buffalo, and then there were none.
500 Amish, five Amish, ...

Evertjan.
The Netherlands.
(Please change the x'es to dots in my emailaddress)
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Tsu Dho Nimh wrote on 11 nov 2003 in sci.lang.translation:

No. It's like buffalo ... One Amish, five Amish, 500 Amish

Still shoot them, overthere ? 500 buffalo, five buffalo, one buffalo, and then there were none. 500 Amish, five Amish, ... Evertjan. The Netherlands. (Please change the x'es to dots in my emailaddress)

The number of buffalo has increased enough that they are again a reliable source for meat: You can buy frozen buffalo burgers in the supermarkets here in Minneapolis. (And that's the term used for the meat, "buffalo," not "bison.")
The Amish have thrived here in America more than anyplace else. I don't know if there are even any Amish left in Europe. I rather doubt it, since they were fleeing, among other things, conscription into the armed services there and they are very strong pacifists. I am originally from Illinois, one of the states with the largest population of Amish, and there are communities of Amish here in Minnesota as well.
Among the limited number of names of nationalities or ethnicities to which the suffixes "-man" and "-woman" have been appended is "Amishman" and "Amishwoman." However, that is now dated, and most people speak of an "Amish man" or "Amish woman" and "the Amish" for the plural form.

Raymond S. Wise
Minneapolis, Minnesota USA
E-mail: mplsray @ yahoo . com
Hi, I'm translating an article on Amish Community in US. Is there a pluralfor word Amish?

No. It's like buffalo ... One Amish, five Amish, 500 Amish

Buffaloes is an acceptable plural of buffalo.
Amish on the other hand is a plural noun.
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The Amish have thrived here in America more than anyplace else. I don't know if there are even any Amish ... now dated, and most people speak of an "Amish man" or "Amish woman" and "the Amish" for the plural form.

The Amish don't exist as a distinct group in Europe, but the reason is that the European Amish eventually reconciled with the Mennonite community. There are maybe 48,000 Mennonites in Europe, largely in Germany, where they remain well organized (2003 statistics of the Mennonite World Council).

Chris Green
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No. It's like buffalo ... One Amish, five Amish, 500 Amish

Buffaloes is an acceptable plural of buffalo. Amish on the other hand is a plural noun.

Well, I'm confused now. What's the singular than?
for Buffaloes is an acceptable plural of buffalo. Amish on the other hand is a plural noun.

Well, I'm confused now. What's the singular than?

One Amish, two Amish, many Amish.
Regards, Einde O'Callaghan
Amish on the other hand is a plural noun.

Well, I'm confused now. What's the singular than?

Amish

Marc Lombart 12/11/2003 11:54:10 http://www.marcmywords.com

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