[ExI] need a new word/suffix
Brian Manning Delaney
listsb at infinitefaculty.org
Tue Jan 12 13:10:56 UTC 2016
Ah, Anders, thanks! I was misinformed about "Ni".
El 2016-01-12 a las 13:15, Anders Sandberg escribió:
> Most top-down attempts at modifying language have been problematic.
Well, they've worked in Germany and Spain, with amazing rapidity. I've
had leftist anti-establishment young Germans point out "the mistake" in
my emails of using "daß" instead of "dass".
El 2016-01-12 a las 13:36, BillK escribió:
> On 12 January 2016 at 11:01, Brian Manning Delaney wrote:
>> But I agree that controversy makes for the potential for something to spread like wildfire! If Americans had chosen, say "ho", instead of "co", as a gender neutral pronoun, they would have been much more successful....
> Americans could not use "ho" as that is already in popular slang use, meaning woman or prostitute.
That's what I was getting at with "controversial"... (and ergo possibly
successful -- that it's already in use would potentially be an advantage).
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