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[Xmca-l] Re: I like the idea of "xe" as genderless article in English.



Awesome sauce!

I think then not to create additional options, that I'd defer to "xir" over "xits" which sounds like pimples (zits). The reason I like X- instead of Z- is that it has an appeal of contraction, I'm not sure what the technical term is in linguistics, but like saying "Xmas," the X in this case standing in for the person whose gender may or may not be known.

But ze, zir, zirs is good too, and so I guess I am adding to the pot by attempting a hybrid of ze/zir/zirs and xe/xem/xyr/xyrs by proposing this: 

xe/xir/xirs. 

That combination isn't covered on the page you sent. I believe mine is more ecological.

I also want to say that discussion considering the content of the article link I sent may also be considered a standing and open invitation, because there is A LOT there to discuss than just genderless articles. 

But regardless! :)

Thanks for this, José!


On Friday, January 30, 2015 11:16 AM, Jose W. Melendez <jwmuic@gmail.com> wrote:

Hi Annalisa,

This has been a recurrent conversation in the Queer community.
A synopsis of genera neutral pronouns for English can be found at
https://genderneutralpronoun.wordpress.com/tag/ze-and-zir/

Saludos,

José

On Fri, Jan 30, 2015 at 11:56 AM, Annalisa Aguilar <annalisa@unm.edu> wrote:

> What do you think, fellow xmcars?
>
>
> "Xe" would be great because to pronounce "x" is in-between  "h-" and "sh-"
> The possessive "xer" I prefer over "xim", although it should probably be
> "xits."
>
> I just never liked "they" or "them" because it is plural and therefore
> confusing.
>
> It's the best option I've learned about.
>
> But the violence still has to go. I learned about "xe" here:
>
> http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/01/magazine/the-fire-on-the-57-bus-in-oakland.html
>
> Kind regards,
>
> Annalisa
>