Some awesome things about my native language, Tagalog, on #NonBinaryDay:
- No gendered pronouns ("siya" is for everyone)
- No distinction between gender for a lot of relationships ("kapatid" means sibling)
- No grammatically gendered nouns or articles ("ang")
- The common form of many nouns is neutral. ("doktor" isn't always a male doctor, it's just anyone who's a doctor)
- It's entirely possible (even common) to tell a story and not mention anyone's gender.
Gender is a construct. 🇵🇭
@nicole Much better than Dutch. In Dutch we don't even have 'sibling'.
@jeroenpraat Jazeker! Ik vond het ook grappig dat iedereen een nichtje of neefje is! Tagalog heeft woorden voor veel meer personen in een grote familie.
De het- en de- woorden maakt het moeilijker. Maar ook interessant dat de lidwoorden niet mannelijk en vrouwelijk zijn, zoals in andere talen.
@nicole Nice. I know a few other languages also have this, like Finnish.
@pilum Interesting! That's not one I've ever studied.
@defrisselle Actually, no. Sex is biology. Gender is a role or identity.
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