[Ads-l] WOTY candidate (in some category)

Michael Newman Michael.Newman at QC.CUNY.EDU
Tue May 24 20:43:51 EDT 2016


I think the engineers’ solution would be “i’ because, after all “e” can be used for masculine (see presidente vs. presidenta” but not “estudiante vs. *estudianta” 


Latini. Of course language engineering is a doomed 


Michael Newman
Professor of Linguistics
Department of Linguistics and Communication Disorders
Queens College/CUNY

mnewman at qc.cuny.edu

> On May 24, 2016, at 8:34 PM, Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at YALE.EDU> wrote:
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> Subject:      WOTY candidate (in some category)
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> Are you ready for Latinx?  (Pronounced "La-TEEN-ex", we're told.)  =
> Gender-neutral version of Latino/a:
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> =
> http://www.latina.com/lifestyle/our-issues/why-we-say-latinx-trans-gender-=
> non-conforming-people-explain
> http://latinousa.org/2016/01/29/latinx-ungendering-spanish-language/  =
> (NPR podcast)
> =
> http://www.latinorebels.com/2015/12/05/the-case-for-latinx-why-intersectio=
> nality-is-not-a-choice/
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> LH
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> P.S.  If you were wondering, it turns out that "Latin@", which =
> gender-neutral, is "binary embedded" and therefore so...2005, plus or =
> minus.  I just wish whoever decided on "La-TEEN-ex" had sprung for an =
> orthographic vowel between the n and x.  Either than or we need to start =
> spelling our tissues "Kleenx"
> 
> P.P.S. Sorry if someone (Ben? Arnold?) already posted about "Latinx"; if =
> so I missed it. =20
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