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    Anything that you can get inside of is female (cars, countries, houses)
    Anything that you can not get inside of is male (trees, computers, mountains)
    Everything that reproduces asexually is male (aphids, viruses, Quee from Dragonball Z)
    Everything that actually has a gender is that gender (female dogs are female)
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    Why do so many European languages ascribe gender to objects*?

    I really dont get it. Surely its just a massive waste of brain space?
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    I do so on odd occasion, like my stuffed animals have genders... despite they're all pretty much neutral.

    Keep in mind many languages are gender specific by default, such as german, italian, japanese... a sprite model of a mecha an ex made for me years ago ended up being named the Katze; as german associates cats as being female by default.

    Oddly enough, I hate the whole "boats, cars, vehicles in general are female!". I usually name vehicles male just specifically to go GRRR at that trend.

    Yet I do find the one line in the grateful dead song "Tons of steel" to be perfectly fitting for that one scenario...



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    Quote Originally Posted by Nancynobullets View Post
    Why do so many European languages ascribe gender to objects*?

    I really dont get it. Surely its just a massive waste of brain space?
    I don't know, actually it feels weird to me that objects might not need gender? I'm just too used to it. I have some trouble with German genders, though, because they don't always coincide with Italian's.
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    No.

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    Yes, since in German objects have a gender assigned to them by the articles der, die, das (which have the same meaning as "the").

    It's funny, for example in German the sun is female while the moon is male but in French it is exactly the other way round. So I guess French people associate different characteristics with the sun since to them it is male.

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