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  • Stephan von Pohl
    Dec 29, 2011
      I've been having trouble posting on Czechlist. Is this working?

      Stephan

      On 12/29/2011 11:01 AM, Matej Klimes wrote:
      > I really don't mean to nit pick or pick a fight Jamie, I'm genuinely
      > interested why you'd want to say:
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      > "That and other childish linguistic annoyances tend to go away here
      > within a year after the *person gets her * first serious job."
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      > Obviously, as a non-native, I'm not going to tell you that's wrong or
      > what I would say and why, but why *her*..
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      > - do you think of 'person' as feminine, or is it just to make it
      > different from the usual his (only his representing both sexes),
      > obviously to avoid his/her as too clumsy, why not their, etc?
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      > Matej
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