pronouns and gender(s)

by Jeanette Sakel

I just came across this blogpost about Facebook’s new gender distinctions, and linguists’ suggestions for more (or fewer) pronouns. In my opinion, we should just use Finnish hän for he/she/it, i.e. no gender distinctions in pronouns at all (we’ve only got these in the 3rd person singular, anyway)…. but: it’s not really that easy to mess with language…

http://illinois.edu/blog/view/25/110232#blog-feature

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