gender voice variants

Michael Everson everson at
Thu Dec 20 02:18:08 CET 2012

On 19 Dec 2012, at 19:48, Milos Rancic <millosh at> wrote:

> On Wed, Dec 19, 2012 at 8:29 PM, Broome, Karen <Karen.Broome at> wrote:
>> I should maybe note that almost all Czech words have three forms depending on gender (there is neutral too).
> Not just Czech. All Slavic languages (Russian, Ukrainian, Polish etc.; circa ~500 millions of speakers) have clear distinction between masculine, feminine and neuter genders.

This is all common knowledge. 

> Semitic languages tend to have distinction between masculine and feminine even for pronouns like "I" and "you" are.
> German has feminine/masculine distinction, as well (although not as widespread as the languages above).

Incorrect. German has three grammatical genders. 

Michael Everson *

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