Learn English – If the plural of ‘man’ is ‘men,’ shouldn’t the plural of ‘German’ be ‘Germen’


What makes these two words so different that 'man' is changed to 'men', but 'German' is changed to 'Germans'?

Best Answer

German is from the Latin word germani; unlike the similar-looking demonyms Englishman and Frenchman, it is etymologically unrelated to the word man and does not form a plural the same way.