Place of origin and exceptions to the z and l rule

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Place of origin and exceptions to the z and l rule

The exceptions are both words that describe places of origin.  Is this a pattern or are these two examples that just happened to be place names.  I can see three possibilities:

1) When you have a place of origin adjective (from Spain, from Analusia) you always use gendered plural endings.

2) When you use gendered plural endings for adjectives ending in z or l you always use gendered plural endings

3) It's just a coincidence in the examples and neither 1 or 2 is a pattern.

Which one of these cases is closest to being correct?

Asked 1 year ago
InmaKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hola George

These two exceptions are to do with two adjectives that refer to origin (from Andalusia and from Spain) We use the -as and -es endings for their plural to refer to women/girls form Andalusia or Spain or to refer to men/boys from Andalusia or Spain respectively.

I can't think of any other adjectives ending in -z or -l referring to places of origin, so yes, it is a coincidence that it is just these two. 

Any other adjective that ends in -z or -l (e.g. feliz, capaz, feroz, leal, legal, frontal...etc) have the only plural ending -es for male and female.

Saludos

Inma

Place of origin and exceptions to the z and l rule

The exceptions are both words that describe places of origin.  Is this a pattern or are these two examples that just happened to be place names.  I can see three possibilities:

1) When you have a place of origin adjective (from Spain, from Analusia) you always use gendered plural endings.

2) When you use gendered plural endings for adjectives ending in z or l you always use gendered plural endings

3) It's just a coincidence in the examples and neither 1 or 2 is a pattern.

Which one of these cases is closest to being correct?

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