Tag: gender-neutral

German Gender Disagreement

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The Association for German Language (GfdS) is calling for end to the practice of using an asterisk to make gender-specific nouns seem gender-neutral in German, reports Deutsche Welle. In the same way that the asterisk has been used in the U.S. to create gender-neutral words like Latinx, it has been used more and more frequently in German media and public...

Swedish Dictionary Officially Includes Gender-Neutral Pronoun

The Swedish Academy's SAOL dictionary is being republished on April 15, 2015 with thousands of new words. Among them is the gender-neutral pronoun “hen”, which can be used instead of the masculine “han” (he) and feminine “hon” (she). The Swedish Academy was set up in 1785 with the aim of adapting the Swedish language to changing cultural and societal...
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