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

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Fri May 27 21:12:11 EDT 2016


Maybe because "-um" is neuter, but "-x" isn't.

JL

On Fri, May 27, 2016 at 7:59 PM, Dan Goncharoff <thegonch at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi ho Silver...
> On May 27, 2016 7:57 PM, "Joel Berson" <berson at att.net> wrote:
>
>> I need an explanation.
>>
>>
>> Joel
>>
>>
>> ------------------------------
>> *From:* Dan Goncharoff <thegonch at gmail.com>
>> *To:* Joel Berson <berson at att.net>
>> *Sent:* Friday, May 27, 2016 6:26 PM
>> *Subject:* Re: WOTY candidate (in some category)
>>
>> Didn't stop the Lone Ranger...
>>
>> DanG
>>
>> On Fri, May 27, 2016 at 6:20 PM, Joel Berson <berson at att.net> wrote:
>>
>> Because it's a precious metal and medium of exchange?
>>
>> Joel
>>
>>       From: Dan Goncharoff <thegonch at GMAIL.COM>
>>  To: ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU
>>  Sent: Friday, May 27, 2016 6:12 PM
>>  Subject: Re: [ADS-L] WOTY candidate (in some category)
>>
>> 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:
>> > >
>> > > ---------------------- Information from the mail header
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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)
>> > >
>> >
>> -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>> > >
>> > > 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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