[evonline2002_webheads]The Genders of Robots/Computers in Different Languages--Michael S.
- Dear Mr. Shade,
Thank you so much for your information and your responses to my survey!
>>> m.shade@... 05/31/07 3:03 PM >>>Compañeros,
Spanish has 2 words for computer (maybe more?):
un ordenador (masc) - used in Spain
una computadora (fem) - used in Latin America (not sure if exclusively)
I've no idea whether there's any significance in this - are there any
Spanish speakers here who could enlighten us? I must say I'm always
dubious about sociological interpretations of m/f attributions. I'll
be intrigued to know the results of your survey!