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Fokkers... Hans, others?|
Is the Dutch word "fokkers" (breeders) an exception
to the "-en" plural form like "molens"?
Yes indeed, although I can't seem to think of a rule for that. The word fokkeren, which is non-existing, would sound more like a verb: I fokker, we fokkeren. Actually, plurals formed with -s are not that uncommon, for instance tafel (table) becomes tafels. In this case tafelen IS a verb meaning dining. Funny thing... in Dutch a fokker fokt paarden, or as the story goes of a fokker who told english people: I fuck horses!
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