What is the plural form of autonomous?

  1. 8 weeks ago

    What is the plural form of autonomous?

    • autonomouses
    • autonomi

    or none of the above

    Autonomous is not a noun so there is no plural. What would be grammatically correct is "autonomous programs."

  2. Joshua_L

    Jul 26 Answer Virginia

    Autonomous is not a noun so there is no plural. What would be grammatically correct is "autonomous programs."

  3. Barin

    Jul 26 Arizona

    @aclark001 What is the plural form of autonomous?

    • autonomouses
    • autonomi

    or none of the above

    Autonomice

  4. 7 weeks ago

    TheLordsChipsBuilder

    Jul 27 Wenatchee Washington Used to be 98807A.... probably...

    @Barin Autonomice

    +1

  5. Consider this: the word "robot" did not exist until somebody "coined" it one day. And then came robots, robotic, even roboticize, entirely out of thin air. Google one day became a verb. So did table. Languages live and grow because groups of people develop new ideas, new technologies, new forms of art, fashions, perspectives, etc. so I don't think it's too much to ask that "auton" become a word, therefore autons could be its plural, or that "autonomous" could be considered a noun. Languages that don't accumulate new words to express new ideas just dry up and die.

    Hey, but what do I know. I'm just some old cis white guy.

  6. AlexM_4478X

    Jul 28 Monroe, CT 4478X

    @FullMetalMentor Consider this: the word "robot" did not exist until somebody "coined" it one day. And then came robots, robotic, even roboticize, entirely out of thin air. Google one day became a verb. So did table. Languages live and grow because groups of people develop new ideas, new technologies, new forms of art, fashions, perspectives, etc. so I don't think it's too much to ask that "auton" become a word, therefore autons could be its plural, or that "autonomous" could be considered a noun. Languages that don't accumulate new words to express new ideas just dry up and die.

    I was just thinking this as I read the thread! We in Vex have made autonomous into a noun, so there must be a way to define it as plural now. Personally I believe the correct form is autonomeese.

  7. Xenon

    Jul 28 long beach 99999V

    I like autonomi

  8. The Electrobotz

    Jul 28 Virginia 20181X

    We've even made VEX a very. Do you VEX?
    Not vex, as in annoy, but do you VEX?

  9. Foster

    Jul 28 League Play, Event Partner, V5 Beta Tester Delmarva Chief Roboteer STEM Robotics

    You can nounify things, you can verbify things, but @Joshua_l is correct with today's english.

    Do you vex isn't correct either. "Are you vexing?" would be the annoying. "Do you do VEX robotics" is also correct.

    Communications is hard enough without making things up :-)

  10. @Foster ....
    Communications is hard enough without making things up :-)

    Says the man who is fond of using "TL;DR" :-)

  11. Foster

    Jul 28 League Play, Event Partner, V5 Beta Tester Delmarva Chief Roboteer STEM Robotics

    with me words are important. While spoken words have lots of slack around them because they come with lots of audio and visual clues, written word is harder. The words you pick and how you use them become much more important. There are a plethora of words to pick from. But no matter what words you pick, the sentence structure is key to hold them together. It is very important that these two parts work in concert to get your meaning across clearly.

    TL;DR @FullMetalMentor Yup!

  12. last week

    RoboCats

    Sep 11 Earth NUMBERS

    @Barin Autonomice

    Yes!

  13. Avery_8675A

    Sep 11 Valley, NE XD

    I usually hear people saw autonomi as the plural.

  14. Tele operational’nt

  15. kypyro

    Sep 11 V5 Beta Tester Central Kentucky

    Since somebody already bumped this previously expired thread, I'll add this:

    Why do you need a word form more than one autonomous? Teams never have more than one, do they?

  16. Autonomopodes

  17. Mark Finley

    Sep 12 Las Vegas, Nevada 6891B

    Autonomoose?
    Autonomeese?
    Autonogeese?

 

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