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> > > > On Sat, May 22, 2010 at 12:51 PM, steve rice <ansric@> wrote:
> > > >
> > > > > It generally does work better in such cases to analyze the genders
> as
> > > > > feminine and non-feminine (with an added "inanimate" category in
> this
> > > case).
>

I'll just focus on this one statement, since it's the core argument.

How does it work better to analyse the genders (of 3s pronouns) as feminine
and non-feminine in a language whose animate nouns are expressly neutral,
with an option of being made masculine or feminine by an appropriate suffix?

---larry