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Most modern Scots plurals are formed by adding -s or -es. Older Scots usually has -is or -ys.

Other forms include the addition of -en which is still used in English oxen and survives in Scots: ee, plural een.

Many nouns form their plural by changing the vowel:
     coo, plural coos or kye
    fit, plural feet
    wumman, plural weemen

Some nouns even combine plural markers:
     shae, plural shuin (or North sheen)
    where we see an -(e)n plural combined with a vowel change.

Words ending in -f or -fe form a plural by adding -s (not changing to -ves, as in English): Yon plant's near lost aw its leafs; We're needin mair shelfs for aw thae buiks.

Sometimes singular nouns can refer to more than one thing: Wid ye like a tattie tae yer tea? She brocht a flooer tae the hospital.


Words referring to measurements or amounts, such as inch, fit/foot, mile, pund/pound, year, don't change their ending in the plural, eg twa mile, ten pund, fower year. But NB, day changes to days: Ah wis aff three days wi the flu.

Words referring to amounts of something come immediately before the noun they refer to (without an o), eg a bit breid, a drap watter.