Language question: pronoun
I live on an island right between Finland and Sweden and speak both Finnish and Swedish. In Finnish there's only a gender neutral pronoun, "hän", and in Swedish there are now three, "han", "hon", "hen" (he, she, neutral).
Is there a gender neutral pronoun in English that people know and use? I've never come across one.
You who speak another language than English, what pronouns are there in your language?
Note: I do NOT want a discussion about gender/sex in cultural, biological and/or social context, this is a strictly language related question out of curiosity! :)
I know about swadee kha and swadee khab it's in thai and the women greets by the first one and men use the latter lol a gender specific greeting how's that? :p
Hmm, gender neutral pronouns in the English language are tricky. If I remember my high-school English lessons correctly (so many years ago :( ) it can depend a lot on context.
They, one, you... all of these can be used as gender neutral pronouns, dependant on the context. Sometimes the word 'it' is also used as a gender neutral pronoun, but is often used more for entities not regarded as persons (animals, for instance).
Someone more knowledgable than me might be able to answer better, but I hope I've been some help. ;)