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Mark J. Reed <[log in to unmask]> schrieb:

> First, all forms are epicene.  This is true even though
> has no trouble distinguishing the sexes, and readily
> tells me whether someone is a "boy" or a "girl" (which
> categories apply to any age),  but the pronouns are the
> same for both.
> Second, the particular words are strange:
>
>    nominative: her
>    possessive: hers
>    oblique: him

Hehe, I remember my siblings both having had problems with
declension. They always mixed up their articles. But that's
the only problem I remember -- well, I was just 5 years old
myself my brother was born and 6 when my sister was born.
Anyway, I'm curious how my children will learn to speak,
given that I'll become father sometime ... However, when
you mix up the articles in German, you also mix up gender.

Yours,
Carsten

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"Miranayam kepauara naranoaris." (Kalvin nay Hobbes)
Tingraena, Limbuy 12, 2316 ya 22:05:01 pd