R: Re: gender in English
|Date:||Thursday, September 7, 2000, 18:46|
> "SMITH,MARCUS ANTHONY" wrote:
> > Another point to think about: the gender we typically assign to
> > personifications and anthropomophisms often corresponds to the OldEnglish
> > gender.
> But not always, _scip_ was a neuter noun, yet is often referred to as
> "she" in English.
> Now, the $64,000 question - how did "ship" come to be feminized?
Because ships always have maidens' names?