Re: emoji are clearly the current meme fad

From: Michael Everson <everson_at_evertype.com>
Date: Thu, 18 Dec 2014 10:19:21 -0500

On 18 Dec 2014, at 00:41, Martin J. Drst <duerst_at_it.aoyama.ac.jp> wrote:

> On 2014/12/18 06:49, Michael Everson wrote:
>> Clearly the plural of emoji is emojis.
>
> Not in Japanese, where there are no plural forms.

Im not concerned with the usage in Japanese.

> The question of what it is/will be in English will be decided by usage, not by grammar.

Bill Nye says emojis. I had coffee with someone yesterday who did the same. Seems usage has decided it, and not by grammar is meaningless in this context, as pluralization of neologisms in English by adding -s is in fact grammar.

Michael Everson * http://www.evertype.com/

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