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

Joel Berson berson at ATT.NET
Fri May 27 18:20:15 EDT 2016


Because it's a precious metal and medium of exchange?

Joel

      From: Dan Goncharoff <thegonch at GMAIL.COM>
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 Sent: Friday, May 27, 2016 6:12 PM
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Why is -um ignored? Latinum is clearly not Latino or Latina.

DanG

On Tue, May 24, 2016 at 8:43 PM, Michael Newman <Michael.Newman at qc.cuny.edu>
wrote:

> 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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> > Sender:      American Dialect Society <ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
> > Poster:      Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at YALE.EDU>
> > 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:
> >
> > =
> >
> 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/
> >
> > LH
> >
> > 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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