Re: [Julian-May-discuss] Digest Number 139
> Date: Tue, 15 May 2001 01:04:24 -0000Hello and welcome.
> From: evasion@...
>Subject: Greetings and a request...
>Firstly a friendly greeting to you all, for this is my first post.
>Evasion-ess is a diminutive modifier to a word. It is used for females and still
>ps. a little nit-picking, in all the titles it says: AUTHOR. Julian
>May is a she, therefore an Authoress :)
carries the conotation of being lesser than the unmodified equivalent.
Therefore it is fairly common practice to use the non-gender marked term
author unless indicating the sex of the author in question is necessary and
is not otherwise aparent from context.
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- Well Dave,
To be honest, I never knew Julian May was a 'she' until I got my copy
of the Companion [where her picture is included]. I had always
thought of Julian as a male name. But maybe that's just me...