gender voice variants

Broome, Karen Karen.Broome at
Wed Dec 19 22:33:41 CET 2012

Yes, please.

-----Original Message-----
From: Milos Rancic [mailto:millosh at] 
Sent: Wednesday, December 19, 2012 1:32 PM
To: Doug Ewell
Cc: Broome, Karen; ietflang IETF Languages Discussion
Subject: Re: gender voice variants

That's not a rocket science. The needed actions are:
* Recognize gender category as subtag (let's say "-gender-").
* Recognize masculine and feminine genders (-gender-m-, -gender-f-).
* Stay open if someone comes with sensible suggestion for particular
language. (For example, Luganda could have "lg-gender-7".)

On Wed, Dec 19, 2012 at 10:13 PM, Doug Ewell <doug at> wrote:
> 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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