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0011355Dwarf FortressTypos/Grammarpublic2020-02-09 22:532020-02-10 22:25
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0011355: 'Hillocks', 'Dark Pits' & 'Mountain Halls' use indefinite articles
Hillocks, dark pits and mountain halls use indefinite articles (a/an) in the legends and in-game conversations, e.g. in the legends site description: "... was a hillocks".
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2020-02-09 22:53DoorkeeperNew Issue
2020-02-10 03:53Goblin CookieNote Added: 0039997
2020-02-10 22:25Shonai_DwellerNote Added: 0040005

Goblin Cookie   
2020-02-10 03:53   
Is that not because those are actually singulars. Similar to a sheep. Really I would prefer we simply used the singular, hillock, dark pit, mountain hall, since I see no reason to use the plural.
2020-02-10 22:25   
"A Hillock" is a mound. Dwarven Hillocks are made up of several (repeat for "pit" and "hall"). Different from "a fortress", "a forest retreat", etc. So, no, plural is correct and original report is right to point out that "a" is problematic.