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The very fact that some noun has valid plural form doesn't mean that that plural is in active use. In practice it can be used quite rarely. Consider, for instance, "сметана" - we can construct a valid sentence with it, like: Меня удивило, что к столу подали самые разные сметаны - были тут жирные, густые, и такие, что по консистенции напоминали ...


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If I understand your question right, you are making some assumptions about Russian which are not quite correct. In Russian, there is no such thing as a noun adjunct. If you want one noun to modify another noun, like in "race track" or "sea view", you have to do something with the modifier to make it work this way. Usually, you have two ...


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Сыны is an obsolete form which indeed survived in particular phrases like "Сыны Отечества", "Сыны Господни", "Сыны Божьи" etc. and phrases that are intentionally built to sound like abovementioned phrase, like "Сыны Анархии". The answer provided here is correct, the form you (understandably) called irregular actually ...


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This is a complex area of Russian grammar. All grammar texts address this; but Derrek Offord's "Modern Russian: An Advanced Grammar Course" [Offord][1] addresses it better than many, at least for non-native learners. It's out of print now, but it can still be found. On page 222, here's what Offord has to say about this very topic: When два/две, ...


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I'm not aware of any reason not to decline it according to Zaliznyak's paradigm 6b, same as швея́ / шве́й, ворожея́ / вороже́й, колея́ / коле́й etc. This would give адея́ / аде́й Our very own Sergey Slepov maintains an online edition of Zaliznyak's dictionary, which provides a detailed algorithm on finding the declension paradigm for practically any Russian ...


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The plural forms really do exist and there is a reason for it. The usage of the words is not very common but if you compare completely different approaches to a similar problem, Newtonian mechanics to the Lagrangian one for example, and try to emphasize the fundamental difference between their basic principles then this is one of the common cases for the ...


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Можно было бы адресовать вас к слову «колея», которое , как и «адея» (ад) является существительным женского рода с ударением на последний гласный, но , к сожалению, вопрос не имеет смысла, поскольку у некоторых существительных, в том числе и «ад», «рай» нет множественного числа, см.словари Ушакова, Орфоэпический словарь русского языка Аванесова. При чём тут ...


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