I believe that these new gender pronouns are an esthetic nightmare, as Elon Musk eloquently states.
This is my recent thoughts on the topic.
My main question, is what about these gender-specific languages?
What about the languages that have gender specific nouns?
List of languages that use masculine and feminine words;
- Ancient Egyptian
- South Arabian
- Tamazight (Berber)
- Albanian – the neuter has almost disappeared.
- Breton (Brythonic)
- Catalan – although it has the pronoun “ho” which substitutes antecedents with no gender, like a subordinate clause or a neuter demonstrative (“això”, “allò”). For example: “vol això” (he wants this)→”ho vol” (he wants it), or “ha promès que vindrà” (he has promised he will come)→”ho ha promès” (he has promised it).
- Cornish (Brythonic)
- Galician (with some remains of neuter in the demonstratives isto (this here), iso (this there/that here) and aquilo (that there), which can also be pronouns)
- Irish (Goidelic)
- Italian – there is a trace of the neuter in some nouns and personal pronouns. E.g.: singular l’uovo, il dito; plural le uova, le dita (‘the egg(s)’, ‘the finger(s)’), although singulars of the type dito and uovo and their agreements coincide in form with masculine grammatical gender and the plurals conform to feminine grammatical morphology.
- Kurdish (only Northern dialect and only in singular nouns and pronouns, not in plural and not in adjectives or verbs; Central or Southern dialects have lost grammatical gender altogether)
- Lithuanian – there is a neuter gender for all declinable parts of speech (most adjectives, pronouns, numerals, participles), except for nouns, but it has a very limited set of forms.
- Manx (Goidelic)
- Pashto – the neuter has almost disappeared.
- Portuguese – there is a trace of the neuter in the demonstratives (isto/isso/aquilo) and some indefinite pronouns.
- Punjabi (see also Punjabi dialects)
- Scottish Gaelic (Goidelic)
- Spanish – there is a neuter of sorts, though generally expressed only with the definite article lo, used with adjectives denoting abstract categories: lo bueno, or when referring to an unknown object eso.
- Urdu (Lashkari)
- Welsh (Brythonic)
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