> Larynxes is just a lazy Anglicisation stemming from an inherent lack of
> understanding of an English grammar - I think because we don't teach
> latin in schools anymore - Latin may be a dead language but it tells us
> so much about how language works, especially the slightly crazy
> construction of English, that its invaluable.
I'd say it's more because *grammar* is not taught in schools any more.
Learning the principles of grammar from Latin (or another language) can
be very instructive, but if you try to apply Latin grammar to English
you'll end up in a mess. :)
In the particular case of Latin loan words such as 'larynx' though,
you're right - unless you know the Latin rule, you won't be able to
correctly form the Latin plural.
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