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>        But the example of an absence of sophistication in language, that I can
>attest to, is the absence of differentiated male and female pronouns in
>Persian and in Chinese.
 
Hungarian and other Finno-Ugric languages have no gender-marked
pronouns
 
>of gender differentiation seems, to me, to be more "primitive", or "less
>evolved", than the situation in English where we can tell whether it is he
>or she.
 
In German languages the use of female / male pronouns depends
on grammatical gender , so I would use "he" for "table" and
"she" for bottle .