Pluralize english words

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I think that it would be useful to search "pluralize <noun>" and get the accepted plural form of the noun.
"pluralize starfish" -> starfish
"pluralize fungus" -> fungi
"pluralize paper" -> papers
• posted 5 years and 2 months ago In Development

Please add a trigger for 'pluralise' too, when this is developed, so Brits can use it too.
posted by TopHattedCoder Community Leader5 years and 2 months ago Link
Great idea.
Thinking it might be easier to simply use "plural," to make it accessible to countries who spell pluralize as pluralise.

"plural starfish" -> starfish
"plural fungus" -> fungi
posted by <hidden> • 5 years and 2 months ago Link
agree :)
posted by Ramez 5 years and 1 month ago Link
Started looking into the feasibility of this. Looks like Wiktionary provide a .tsv file of all the English definitions at:

This could be obtained once periodically and stored locally so that it could be created as a Goodie.

Example lines within this file based on the examples provided:

English fungi Noun # {{plural of|fungus}}
English papers Noun # {{plural of|paper}}.

There was no entry for starfish containing the text, "plural of".

Anyway, this seems like a good start.
posted by <hidden> • 5 years and 2 months ago Link