[LMB] OT: Gender Roles

Pat Mathews mathews55 at msn.com
Mon Oct 4 00:20:09 BST 2021


In any culture with a leavy Latin influence, because the largest collection of feminine nouns universally ended in "a" in that language. (First Declension, I believe. Out of 5.) "...us" for masculine and '..um" for neuter.)

Outside of the Latinsphere, no.
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On Fri, 1 Oct 2021 03:48:19 +0000, Joel Polowin <jpolowin at hotmail.com>
wrote:

>But terminal vowels in personal names *universally* code for "female".

...in your culture.

Klaus Maria Brandauer?
Cuba Gooding Jr?
Anyone called Elisha, Joshua, or Ezra, Ira, Misha, Luca?
Nicola Tesla?
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