On Thu, Jul 2, 2020 at 12:15 PM Paul Moore <p.f.moore@gmail.com> wrote:
My understanding is that technically "he" takes a dual role in
English, as both masculine (technical linguistics gender) 3rd person
singular and "indeterminate" 3rd person singular (because English
doesn't have an "indeterminate-but-not-neuter" gender - do any other

English has very few gender inflections at all, especially Modern English (i.e. since 16th century CE).  We have pronouns, but "they" has long been used in that "indeterminate-not-inanimate" way since 14th century (different from "it").  "He" has often been used that as well, but really with the implication that a generic person is male.

Other languages indeed have more complex grammatical gender. For example, Swahili 'has a complex grammatical gender system, but as this does not include a distinction based on natural sex, the term "noun class" is generally used instead of "gender".'

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