So "ia" is a regular plural form of nouns ending in "ium"?
Yes, it's the same for podium/podia, stadium/stadia.
If I'm not mistaken it's because these words come from Latin. If a Latin word ends in -um in its basic form then its plural form ends in -a.
It's a latin loanword, so -us becomes -i, a becomes -ae, um becomes -a, however you could say museums, podiums etc.
Dank je wel. It has now been a long time since i have studies dutch. It is coming back ^^
Quis linguam latinam et linguam Dutch[em?] non amat? :)
Lingua Batava in casu linguam Batavam? :-p
Ita vero. Non scivi linguam Batavam vocari.
(Ik weet ook niet het woord voor "to be called/named" in Latin)
all of these comments are giving me flashbacks. and they also reminded me i have a latin test in two days.
Is it right that the "en" is almost not to hear in the example? It sounds like "decenn-ja-jaren".