Language Structure Problems

Spanish Plurals

Examine the data from Spanish below.

1. actress: actriz \ actrices

2. age: edad \ edades

3. Book: libro \ libros

4. city: ciudad \ cuidades

5. fountain: fuente \ fuentes

6. girl: chica \ chicas

7. pencil: lápiz \ lápices

8. professor: profesor \ profesores

9. Table: mesa \ mesas

10. voice: voz \ voces

a. State the rule for forming the Spanish plural.

b. Which part (if any) of this rule is orthographic and which phonological. Explain your answer. If you need more information to make this determination, explain what information you would need.