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Do you feel like your native language has usable gender neutral pronouns (which you can use in case you either don't know the person's gender, of they don't identify as male or female, so no "she/he", and also not "that person")? (THIRD PERSON SINGULAR) 

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62 deviants said My native language is English and I feel English has these kinds of pronouns.
27%
50 deviants said My native language is something else, but I don't feel like it has these pronouns.
24%
43 deviants said My native language is English but I don't feel like English has these kinds of pronouns (or good ones, for that matter).
15%
27 deviants said My native language is something else, and I think my language has good gender neutral pronouns!

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:iconkealeonnasilverstar:
KeaLeonnaSilverStar Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I just say it.












I'm just kidding.
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh :P
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:iconaqua-the-smiter:
Aqua-The-Smiter Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
My language is actually Japanese.My mom taught me that 1st and then taught me English.
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahh, I see :0
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:iconaqua-the-smiter:
Aqua-The-Smiter Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Yup!I can't type Japanese though.Don't ask em too lol!XD
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:iconmickey-the-luxray:
Mickey-the-Luxray Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
They/them/themselves works well enough.

I've been learning Chinese as well, and the 3rd person singular pronoun in that is 他/她. The first form is masculine, while the second is feminine. However, they're pronounced the same and so in speech it's gender-neutral.
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahh, I see ^^
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hartseeker Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
In Finnish we use the word "hän" which is both for men and women. It's nice and gender neutral like that. Though I guess we are still pretty old fashioned with some of our our profession names with many still using masculine form like "palomies (fireman)" and bunch of military terms that still use masculine in the names like "tykkimies (artilleryman/gunner)". No one really cares but these kinds of things are getting politically corrected all the time.
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahh, I see! :)
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KasaiNeko42a Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2015
Filipino has "siya", the only 3rd person singular pronoun.
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahh, so only one pronoun for everything regardless of gender? I see :0
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KasaiNeko42a Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2015
Opo. Medyo nalilito ang wika namin pero ang daming magandang kanta at kuwento na nasulat sa wikang Filipino.

(:iconwikerstervolski:, nagkamali ba ako?)
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Raccoon-Whisperer Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2015
In Lithuania I don't think we have that kind of problem. Everything seems fine. There's enough words to pick when talking about person :D Like "jie" (they) and "jos" (that would be same "they" but different gender). Or "jiems" (them) and "joms" (same as before, same "them" but different gender). I guess there might be more and more complex words but sadly its hard for me to think any English word that doesn't work both ways :D Well there is word "jus" it doesn't have gender you can say that to male or female. But pretty much its used when addressing something like older person, teacher, boss or stranger (anyone who's not close to you or a friend) to show bit of respect. For anyone else you can address by saying "tu" (you) if person happens to be someone from your circle.
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahh, I see! That's a totally different system indeed, sounds interesting :P
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zooIogy Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
We have a singular "they" in English; it's been around since the 1800s actually. It's just not completely "mainstream" so to speak. Most people use it in casual conversation without even realizing it, but it's not considered "grammatically correct" yet by the old people who write the rules and those style manuals that you have to follow on things like standardized tests. Themself also still isn't considered acceptable. I use "them/themself" anyway though.
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ohh, I see! :0
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Cryptic-Valkyrie Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've heard xe/ xir used in English before. 
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I see :0
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TakaEdakumi Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I know we could just say 'they' or 'them', but... would it be impolite to a person who considers her/himself to be genderless, to refer to them as 'they/them etc.' specifically? There is also the problem of how someone would say himself or herself. Would you say themself? Theirself? Technically those aren't even real words...

I feel rude all the way around trying to figure out how to approach the issue.
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've seen peopke use themself as well as themselves, it takes a while getting used to for sure :P

It's hard indeed!
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vynif Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ik spreek Russisch en daar moet je werkwoorden vervoegen in het mannelijk of vrouwelijk-
Bvb. Spat (Inf.=slapen) V. Spala-M.Spal
M. is het on 
V. is het ona
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Achzo :0
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vynif Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ja het is een moeilijk taal ik leer het al 4jaar
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Da's dan niet je moedertaal :P
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vynif Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
jawel mijn moeder komt uit Rusland en mijn vader Turkije
Ik ben geboren in Belgie (sorry ik weet niet hoe je een trema moet typpen)
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Achzo :P
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vynif Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hoe zit het met jou?
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ik spreek gewoon Nederlands xD
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TiTallulah Featured By Owner Edited Feb 3, 2015
In Hungarian we don't have any pronouns for genders. When we're talking about people we use "ő", and when we're talking about objects then we use "ez" (~this) or "az" (~that).
The Hungarian language is a very genderless language. :lol:
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ohh, that sounds epic la:
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:icontitallulah:
TiTallulah Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015
Sometimes it can be confusing a little bit, because we don't know sometimes what we're talking about. :XD:
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hah, can imagine :XD:
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:iconskkon:
Skkon Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015
In English, "they" has been deemed an acceptable singular pronoun when neither he nor she applies!! Also, it's not grammatically confirmed yet, but there are things like Xe or Ze, etc, etc
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yea, I see! :)
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:iconpoiarsken:
poIarsken Featured By Owner Edited Feb 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hen(s)/De/Dem :dummy:

gotta add that plural S
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ohh, nice ouo
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:iconpoiarsken:
poIarsken Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ye B)

/cries it's basically the same as Danish
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
/you imposters
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poIarsken Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's tru omg
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anaeya Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015
Íslenska has neutral for everything c: though im still learning so.. Its super confusing still x.x
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I see owo
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ClimbToTheStars Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015  Professional General Artist

English uses they, at least that's what I use....
And spanish has usted, but that's really more of a formal/respectful form, but it is gender-neutral so..
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahh, I see :)
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:iconpolaromi:
polaromi Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Ik vind het zo jammer dat het Nederlands niet zulke woorden heeft! Tenzij je 'het' wilt gebruiken, maar dat is zo onmenselijk orz. Ik denk wat er het dichtste in de buurt komt misschien 'zij (als in meervoud)' kan zijn, als een vertaling van 'they'. Alleen denk ik niet dat dat een echt voornaamwoord is.
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ja, maar in tegenstelling tot "they" kun je "zij" niet echt voor een enkele persoon zeggen - wel, als je het doet, heb je het vrouwelijk persoonlijk voornaamwoord, fantastisch... :XD: Nederlands, waarom doe je dit...
Het dichtste dat ik in het Nederlands kom is met die/diens/diegene. Niet perfect, maar het is net iets beter dan "het"... :XD:
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polaromi Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Daar heb je inderdaad gelijk in. Waarom is Nederlands toch altijd zo ingewikkeld orz. Ik heb nog nooit over die/diens nagedacht, maar ik denk dat dat inderdaad een goed alternatief is. Eigenlijk zouden ze bij de eerstvolgende taalwijziging daar iets aan moeten doen XD
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Eigenlijk wel ja! :P
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Hobbitten Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hm.. I hope I understand what you're saying, but yeah. :XD:
I think "de" or "dem" could be used in danish, I guess. I usually say "vedkommende" if I don't know the gender, tho. :dummy:
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I see! :la: Nice icon :XD:
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Hobbitten Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha, thank ya. :XD:
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