[tlhIngan Hol] Relevance of language ability to third person singular pronouns

Daniel Dadap daniel at dadap.net
Sat Sep 8 07:44:28 PDT 2018



> On Sep 8, 2018, at 09:29, Lieven L. Litaer <levinius at gmx.de> wrote:
> 
> The same things happens with animals. In English, dogs are usually referred to as "it" but when you know a dog personally, like a family member, people say she or he. In German it's different, since gender is part of words anyway. A dog is male until you find out it's female.

I think that’s dependent on the speaker. I personally never refer to dogs as “it”, even for an unfamiliar dog.


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