gender voice variants

John Cowan cowan at
Fri Dec 21 20:02:04 CET 2012

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.

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