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14387Re: [folkspraak] Re: The Swedes have gone mad

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  • Hermann Philipps
    Feb 13, 2012
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      The discussion about this "hen" as a new Swedish neutral pronoun in
      "The Local" shows how excited people can get about being non-sexist.
      The Turks never had anything else but a neutral third-person singular
      pronoun ("on"), but this does not prevent them having a
      male-dominated, female-discriminating culture. Brave Swedes, they try
      so hard to do better. Alas, changes in language will hardly ever
      change the mental setup. But it is true that having a gender-neutral
      pronoun might make life easier, technically. No more "he or she".

      Am 14.02.2012 06:41, schrieb chamavian:
      > Voici an article about a Swedish childrens' book writer who wants to
      > promote a new gender neutral personal pronoun, next to he and she.
      > --- In folkspraak@yahoogroups.com
      > <mailto:folkspraak%40yahoogroups.com>, "chamavian" <roerd096@...> wrote:
      > >
      > >
      > > http://www.thelocal.se/38992/20120208/
      > >
      > eMail ist virenfrei.
      > Von AVG überprüft - www.avg.de <http://www.avg.de>
      > Version: 2012.0.1913 / Virendatenbank: 2112/4807 - Ausgabedatum:
      > 13.02.2012
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