Re: Deutche... Gender-Switch in Israeli Hebrew et al.
|From:||Douglas Koller, Latin & French <latinfrench@...>|
|Date:||Friday, June 11, 2004, 14:13|
>Douglas Koller, Latin & French wrote:
>>Mandarin? Mandarin doesn't have grammatical gender. Perhaps the
>>author meant Japanese? It was mentioned on this list maaaaaaany many
>>moons ago that high school girls may use the very butch-sounding
>>first person pronoun "ore" and other types of masculine-sounding
>>speech in informal conversation amongst themselves. Personally, I
>>never heard it, but then, I didn't hang with high school girls.
>Japanese doesn't have *grammatical* gender either. Gender is more of an
>issue in Japanese pragmatics.
I agree, but I think I tussled this out with Nik Taylor a few years
back ("kare" vs. "kanojo") and it seemed we both left unconvinced by
the other's argument. If you two would like to lock horns, be my