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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.