14392Re: [folkspraak] Re: The Swedes have gone mad
- Feb 14, 2012As an aside: The language Ido, constructed more than 100 years ago,
has a plethora of 3rd person singular and plural personal pronouns.
The full singular forms for he/she/it are ilu/elu/olu. Usually the
shortened forms il/el/ol are used with exactly the same meaning. But
there is another short form for all three genders: lu. This is used
whenever the natural gender is not known or irrelevant.
A similar system applies to the plural forms ili/eli/oli. Usually the
short form 'li' is used which does not indicate any gender, but if
desired you can use the simple 'ili' to speak of a group of males,
'eli' to speak of a group of females, and 'oli' to refer to an
assembly of things. So, 100 years before our time all those problems
were already solved. Now the world only needed to learn Ido. Which it
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