[Ads-l] Gender-neutral pronouns was :Mx to be sanctified by the OED

Joel Berson berson at ATT.NET
Mon May 11 14:39:20 UTC 2015


Can someone define these pronouns (or are they simply gender-neutral) and give the etymology for the benefit of this naïveté?
Joel

      From: Amy West <medievalist at W-STS.COM>
 To: ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU 
 Sent: Monday, May 11, 2015 8:06 AM
 Subject: [ADS-L] Gender-neutral pronouns was :Mx to be sanctified by the OED
   

In January I was at Arisia, a Boston fan-run SF con and they had pronoun 
ribbons for attendees/members to wear attached to their badges: In 
addition to the male/female singular (he/him/his; she/her/hers) and 
plural options (they/them/theirs) there were:

xe/xem/xyrs
ey/em/eirs
ze/zir/zirs

---Amy West


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