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

Uri Bruck (
Tue, 1 Aug 1995 12:21:42 GMT

Grzegorz Kondrak (kondrak@newshost) wrote:
: Glynis Baguley ( wrote:

: : If you were anthromorphising the sun, would you see it as masculine
: : (Latin) or feminine (German)?

: Why not neuter? 'sun' is neuter in Russian.

: GK

In Hebrew nouns have genders.
Sun,wind, moon and similar ones are androgenous, they can be reffered to as
either masculine or feminine.
Sun and Moon have both feminine and masculine sounding names, either name
can be used as a nout as either gender.
Sky and Sea both have the plural form, with no singular word to match.