tlhIngan-Hol Archive: Mon Jul 29 00:49:46 2002

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Re: chuvmey ("leftovers")

>"Leftovers" is like those other English words which only occur 
>in the plural: "pants", "britches", "trousers", "scissors", etc.  

"leftover" is a perfectly legitimate English word, not only
as an adjective but also as a singular noun synonymous with "remnant".  
While the noun is most often used in the plural to refer to leftover
food, that's not its only use.  Example sentence:

"The supposed illegality of the split infinitive is a leftover from
the Medieval attempt to create a canonical English grammar in a form
heavily influenced by that of Latin."


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