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You're right about nationalities, but as far as I know (from living in the
UK for 2 years), the Deaf (Deaf people) is not pluralized (e.g. school for
the Deaf, Deaf Association...).

:)


Raquel


2011/8/20 Nikhil Sinha <[log in to unmask]>

> Yup, some have plurals, some don't. For example, the plural of
> Sinhalese is Sinhalese itself!
>
> Nikhil.
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> On 20/08/2011, Ingvild Roald <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> >
> > Hm. We are known as "Norwegians", and people from the USA as "Americans",
> > are they not? But maybe "the Deaf" will do, in the definite sense. Or
> Deaf
> > students, Deaf people, Deaf persons and so on. Thanks.
> >
> > Ingvild
> >
> >
> > Date: Sat, 20 Aug 2011 10:56:21 +0200
> > From: [log in to unmask]
> > Subject: Re: need your help - not SW-related
> > To: [log in to unmask]
> >
> > 'Deaf' is an adjective. As far as I know, English doesn't mark adjectives
> > with plural, not even when it is used as a noun.
> > Raquel
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> > 2011/8/20 Ingvild Roald <[log in to unmask]>
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> > What is the English plural of 'Deaf'? Am working on a presentation of
> Deaf
> > literacy, and need to be correct. Thanks,
> >
> > Ingvild
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