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In Intish, all nouns can end in s.

• Most nouns just add s:

With your wife and childs? (Michael)

Do persons who have their birthday on February 29 only have it once every four years? (An Extra Day)

It be something to keep ourselfs warm in winter. (pronoun – Projects)

Two mans be standing near the table. (At the Pub)

Excuse me, gentlemans, would you like to join us? (At the Pub)

• If the noun end in ch as in match, j, single stressed o, s, sh, x, or z, then es be added:

At home, I have one dog, two cats, four birds, and many fishes in a big tank. (Pets)

• Except in names, if the noun end in y after a consonant, the y change to i and es be added. (In standard English, there are very few exceptions to this.)

• Nouns ending in is can change the is to ies.

This be yet another crisis in a series of crisies that you have caused. (The New Office)


In standard English, most nouns that end in is change the is to es (“eez”) giving us crises (“cryseez”). There be many other nouns that do not simply add s or es, including the following that be in the Longman Communication 3000.

Intish plural Standard plural
childs children
crafts (vessels) craft
criterions criteria (occasionally: criterions)
fishes fish (in a group)
foots feet
gentlemans gentlemen
headquarterses headquarters
heros heroes
knifes knives
leafs leaves
lifes lives
mans men
meanses means
mouses (animals) mice
ourselfs (pronoun) ourselves
persons people (sometimes: persons)
policemans policemen
potatos potatoes
selfs selves
serieses series
sheeps sheep
shelfs shelves
specieses species
spokesmans spokesmen
themselfs (pronoun) themselves
tomatos tomatoes
tooths teeth
wifes wives
womans women
yourselfs (pronoun) yourselves


This page beed revised in 2017 Oct 10, and writed in Intish. A complete list of irregular noun plurals be available to any registered user on request.