gender voice variants

Broome, Karen Karen.Broome at
Wed Dec 19 22:18:19 CET 2012

It seems like Wikipedia has done a good job at enumerating the parameters here.... Why can't we?


-----Original Message-----
From: Doug Ewell [mailto:doug at] 
Sent: Wednesday, December 19, 2012 1:14 PM
To: Milos Rancic; Broome, Karen
Cc: ietf-languages at
Subject: Re: gender voice variants

And this, IIRC, is why we decided not to try to solve this seemingly 
simple problem the last time it was brought up.

Doug Ewell | Thornton, Colorado, USA | @DougEwell ­

-----Original Message----- 
From: Milos Rancic


However, gender [1] is a quite complex category, if we are talking
about all languages. That means that it's possible to have different
gender inflection based on categories other than [approximation of]
natural sex. For example, different inflection or syntax depending on
social class.

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