[Ads-l] Should ze be in the dictionary?

W Brewer brewerwa at GMAIL.COM
Thu Oct 20 18:29:56 EDT 2016

What about the ready-to-hand <it>? The third person singular neuter pronoun
has been around for millennia. <Neuter> in Latin meaning 'neither'
masculine nor feminine. I do seem to recall a hypocoristic use of <it> with
infants, so there is that precedence. "Duh widdle baby idd awake? Uh-oh! It
need a new diapuh, yes it do!"

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