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Re: Sally back, and conlang survey part 1 and 2

From:Andreas Johansson <and_yo@...>
Date:Friday, December 13, 2002, 18:27
I wrote
>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 >>'den'? > >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_. Andreas _________________________________________________________________ The new MSN 8: advanced junk mail protection and 2 months FREE*