gender voice variants
patrick at hapax.qc.ca
Fri Dec 21 20:23:42 CET 2012
Le 2012-12-21 14:02, John Cowan a écrit :
> Patrick scripsit:
>> As far as I remember, there is something similar in ancient Greek
>> for small children: ?? ??????, -?? (to teknon, -ou) : a child of
>> either sex, as in German das Kind.
> Yes, of course. The question is whether a boy speaking Classical Greek
> referred to himself with masculine or neuter adjectives; I'm sure it
> was the former. But I've asked a Classical scholar, just to make sure.
You are probably right for any child capable of speaking properly (not
"infantes" qui fari non possunt).
Although, maybe, there are some figures when he/it may say speaking of
himself: this child/teknon is X/neuter.
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