a native english speaker writing a scifi novel: this alien species has no gendered pronouns at all!! imagine that
me: yea... imagine...
@esvrld It's a weirdly widespread feature for such a rare one; normally rare features like that cluster into a few language families rather than being spread throughout the whole world.
@esvrld meanwhile I’m sitting here with my fantasy world where dwarves have gendered pronouns only for pregnant women, elves have hierarchical pronouns, orcs use gendered pronouns as a sign of familiarity, and humans have three grammatical genders - masculine, feminine, and horse.
@esvrld lmao immediately thinking of an episode in the original Star Trek where they say that having binary genders exclusively is a universal concept despite the fact that it isn’t even universal on our own planet
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