preliminary registration proposal for variant subtags "gendmale", "gendfem", "gendneut"
Mark Davis ☕
mark at macchiato.com
Thu Dec 20 18:07:55 CET 2012
My italian is rusty, but I think the following illustrate both cases with a
Benvenuto, sono stato mandato qui dalla CIA. (speaker male, audience male)
Benvenuta, sono stato mandato qui dalla CIA. (speaker male, audience female)
Benvenuto, sono stata mandata qui dalla CIA. (speaker female, audience male)
Benvenuta, sono stata mandata qui dalla CIA. (speaker female, audience
*— Il meglio è l’inimico del bene —*
On Wed, Dec 19, 2012 at 9:39 PM, John Cowan <cowan at mercury.ccil.org> wrote:
> It's trivial to see that both the speaker's and the listener's gender
> may be relevant. In languages where predicate adjectives describing
> persons are inflected in a way that agrees natural gender, a sentence
> like "I am X" will inflect X according to the speaker's gender, whereas
> "You are X" will inflect according to the listener's.
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