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Author:   Phlogiston
Date:   Sep 30, 12 at 7:33am (PST)
Subject:   Plural possessiveness and MH
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To make a long story short, I've been wondering about how to write the plural possessive form of some MH3 monsters' names. Or, at least, wondering what your opinions are. I'm NOT going to go into pronunciation (I'm sure there's a thread on that... if there isn't I'll make one later) other than the fact that I pronounce Ceadeus "see-AY-dee-ihss".
So, this is sort of what I'm looking for:

Rathian - singular
Rathians - plural
Rathian's - singular possessive
Rathians' - plural possessive

That one I'm sure of. But what about rathalos?

Rathalos - singular and plural
Rathalos's - sg. possessive
But what exactly is the plural possessive here? Rathalos'? Rathaloses'? Rathawhat?

Another one idk about is baggi...

Baggi - singular and plural
Baggi's - sg. possessive
Baggis' - pl. possessive?

I'd appreciate a response from someone knowledgeable on the subject, although feel free to voice your opinions. Please be careful with your spelling so I know what you're talking about.



Author:   Phlogiston
Date:   Sep 30, 12 at 11:01am (PST)
Subject:   re: Plural possessiveness and MH
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You know what, this is the WRONG PLACE to ask this.



Author:   WooperOnALedge
Date:   Sep 30, 12 at 11:02am (PST)
Subject:   re: Plural possessiveness and MH
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to be honest i never cared. i hate english, im a numbers guy so it never bothered me.
i mean i guess rathians is plural, i never put an apostrophe when im jus talking wit friends and informal. i mean im positive u guys r smart enough to figure it out.



Author:   sabledragonrook
Date:   Sep 30, 12 at 11:36pm (PST)
Subject:   re: Plural possessiveness and MH
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You're right in saying that the plural possessive of Rathalos is still just Rathalos', and you are also correct about Baggis' as plural possessive for Baggi. It kinda makes your brain spin for a moment if you think about it too hard! It's the English linguistics with advanced grammar specialization coming out in me.

Aside from those, though, all the other names don't seem to cause such a problem.



Author:   Phlogiston
Date:   Oct 02, 12 at 6:21am (PST)
Subject:   re: Plural possessiveness and MH
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Thanks for an honest answer!


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