01 Jan 10:15 AM

Question about German


I have been thinking about how to create plural of animals. There is:

die Maus -> die Mäuse
der Schwan -> die Schwäne
die Gans -> die Gänse

observed rule: To create the plural, you do the umlaut thing and you add letter "e" to the end. (rule one)

And now there is:

der Hund -> die Hunde

But if we apply rule one, we get:

der Hund -> die Hünde

So, is "der Hund" an exception of rule one, or is my dictionary wrong?

Thank you.

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