> > > 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?