Re: Inclusive Language, Hungarian

Adrian Tanner (atanner@MORGAN.UCS.MUN.CA)
Tue, 22 Nov 1994 12:31:05 -0330

I defer to Pat Crowe that the Iroqouians are not be the linguistic
feminists I have been mislead to believe. This leads me to ask anyone out
there: is there a language in which female is the unmarked case? That is,
where (1) gender, if known and/or relevant, is usually marked in speech,
and (2) the form used to cover female is also used to cover cases where
gender is unknown and/or irrelevant?

Adrian Tanner