Re: Noun genders (was: Re: Is English a creole? (was: Indo-European Studies))

Glynis Baguley (
Mon, 31 Jul 1995 11:29:17 GMT

In article <3v5mjv$> kondrak@newshost (Grzegorz Kondrak) writes:
> Glynis Baguley ( wrote:
> : If you were anthropomorphising the sun, would you see it as masculine
> : (Latin) or feminine (German)?
> Why not neuter? 'sun' is neuter in Russian.

Would it still be anthropomorphic?!

This reinforces my feeling that grammatical gender doesn't have all
that much to do with biological sex, or even with cultural notions
about sex-related characteristics.

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