From: "H. S. Teoh" <[log in to unmask]> Subject: Re: Pronoun gender in Ikanirae Seru > On Sun, Mar 30, 2003 at 11:15:00PM -0500, Rachel Klippenstein wrote: > > In Ikanirae Seru, the third person pronoun > > distinguishes between 4 "genders" (Is it still called > > gender if masculine and feminine are not categories, > > or is there another term?). > > I believe it's still gender. It's "grammatical gender" as opposed to > "biological" or "physical" gender. I've seen (and used) the term "class" where the different categories are not based on gender. So here you'd have a personal class, an animate class, etc.