Third person neutral pronoun!

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Wed Jan 23 17:23:28 UTC 2008

If the Welsh "hur" turns out to have been also used to refer to
females, we have another candidate.  :-)


At 1/23/2008 11:07 AM, Benjamin Zimmer wrote:
>On Dennis Barron's comprehensive list of suggested epicene pronouns,
>"e" or "E" is listed as being proposed in 1890, 1977, 1978, 1982,
>1988, and 1989:
>Perhaps it just needs to be reintroduced a few more times before it
>catches on!

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