Re: Inclusive Language

Heather Young-Leslie (youngl@FHS.CSU.MCMASTER.CA)
Mon, 14 Nov 1994 22:31:29 +0500

in place of him/her and pers for his/hers, short for 'person'.
I'd never heard or seen anyone using hir [I vote for pronouncing it heer].
No one seems to be happy using any alternatives to him/her
and their possesives. Is this something linguists can explain?
Also, is there an Esperanza word that could be used instead of
inventing another personal pronoun?
Heather Young-Leslie
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