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On Sep 29,  1:03pm, Danny Wier wrote:
> Which leads me to my next question concerning gender indication: How
> do languages like Mandarin (and the other Chinese languages), Japanese,
> Korean, and the Malay-Indonesian-Philippine lanugages indicate whether
> a human or animal entity is male or female.  Of course these are
> languages that do not have grammatical gender, but when it is necessary
> to say something like "comedienne", "male nurse", or "she" instead of
> "he", or even "it" indicating neuter gender, how is that managed?

I would imagine they have adjectives meaning 'male' and 'female'.
(This is how EL does it).



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