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 4 years and 11 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 Leader4 years and 11 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> • 4 years and 11 months ago Link
agree :)
posted by Ramez 4 years and 10 months 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> • 4 years and 11 months ago Link