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The Birds and the Bees of Gender

From:Michael Mouatt <arcangel@...>
Date:Tuesday, March 30, 1999, 6:37
Could someone please explain gender to me (as it relates to language). I
just can't seem to understand the necessity of verb - noun agreement.
Doesn't it just add a whole stratum of complexity? Why must there really
be a 'le' and a 'la' in French? English is an asexual language, isn't
it? Why is this so if it is a Germanic language with influences from

Please help,
Michael the Gender Confused