[Ads-l] Word of the Year 2015: singular "they"

Michael Everson everson at EVERTYPE.COM
Sun Jan 10 18:17:32 UTC 2016


Perhaps one could spell thay, thair, thaem in the singular. :-) 

Chinese tā 他 ‘he, she, it (animate), it (inanimate), he (divine)’ is distinguished as 她 ‘she' with the “woman" radical, 牠 ‘it’ with the “animal" radical, 它 ‘it' with the “roof” radical, and 祂 'He' with the “deity" radical.

Michael Everson * http://www.evertype.com/

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