Re: Sally back, and conlang survey part 1 and 2
|From:||Andreas Johansson <and_yo@...>|
|Date:||Friday, December 13, 2002, 18:27|
>Pavel Iosad wrote:
>>Speaking of which - is there the reverse-anitsexist trend in Swedish? I
>>mean, we're told that a 'manniska' is to anaphorically referred to as a
>>'hon' (a she, for those who don't know) - isn't it sexist (provided it
>>is so, anyway)?! Are there any suggestions on air to rectify it? Use
>Using "den" would, to me, seem more like poor style than an actual error,
>but yes, "hon" is the expected form.
Hm, I must've been feeling uncharacteristically liberal yesterday. Today, my
Sprachgefühl insists that _den_ is an error, tho' not a very serious error,
when _människan_ means "Man".
When it refers to a particular human of unknown gender, _den_ is more
acceptable, but I'd prefer _han eller hon_.
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