gender voice variants

Milos Rancic millosh at
Wed Dec 19 22:41:43 CET 2012

One more note here: Please, give a note inside of the [hopefully]
newly recognized tag, which should sound in the sense: "This subtag
should be used just for language varieties which depend on gender, not
for gender in general; for example, to make distinction between female
and male speech in Slavic languages, not to mark gender of particular

On Wed, Dec 19, 2012 at 10:31 PM, Milos Rancic <millosh at> wrote:
> 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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