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Re: OT: [Let_It_Be_Forever_Islam] THE WORLD OF THE JINN

From:Costentin Cornomorus <elemtilas@...>
Date:Saturday, October 18, 2003, 0:57
--- Christophe Grandsire
<christophe.grandsire@...> wrote:
> En réponse à Mark J. Reed : > > >via the pronoun "it". But what pronoun would > > you use in a language that > >has only the two genders corresponding to > >biological sex? For instance, > >would such a hermaphrodite be in Spanish "él" > >or "ella"? Would it be > >driven by the gender of the word > >"hermaphrodite" itself, perhaps? > > Probably "él" by default. Spanish, like French, > uses the masculine gender > by default when the gender is unknown. So > unless the person asks to be > referred to as "ella", it would be "él" (unless > of course the person looks > obviously more feminine than masculine).
Happily Kerno has "ce" already, which such people may choose to be reffered to by. That is, if they don't already prefer "ys" and "il" or "sa" and "la". Padraic. ===== - Nos côsez yen fin xristianós et trancouil - Côsez-el a Ddon! -- Ill Bethisad -- <> Come visit The World! -- <> .