Re: [SCA Newcomers] Italian names
- Quoth "Labhaoise O'Beachain":
> In most langauges, english being an exception, EVERYTHING has a gender. In soNote that there is a difference between the grammatical gender
of a word in a language which inflects nouns and adjectives
based on their gender, and the more general concept of
anthropomorphic "gender" (such as the tendency to call ships
"she"). Quite often, the grammatical gender does not agree
with the expected anthropomorphic or sexual gender; for example,
there are languages where the grammatical gender of animal
names for both sexes are the same (usually both masculine).
Thus, even if cities are anthropomorphized as being feminine,
this does not entail that the grammatical gender of city names
in inflected languages is always feminine. (For example, in
Latin, you'll find city names which are masculine, feminine, and
neuter in gender).
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