Gender-specific Pronoun

Gender-specific Pronoun

A language has 'gender-specific pronouns' when personal pronouns have different forms according to the gender of their referents.

The English language has three gender-specific pronouns in the 3rd. person singular, whose declined forms are also gender-specific: he (masculine), she (feminine), and it (neuter, used for objects, abstractions, and most animals). The other English pronouns (I, you, they...) do not make gender distinctions; i.e., they are genderless or gender-neutral. (See English personal pronouns.)

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Other Languages With Gender-specific Pronouns - Constructed Languages - Lojban
... In Lojban, all "pronouns" (of grammatical class KOhA) are all gender-inclusive ... A quite heavy way to obtain a gender-specific "pronoun" would be saying ti poi nanmu (this, which is a man) and ti poi ninmu (this, which is a woman) ...

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