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Ve a gender-neutral pronoun that has not gained widespread acceptance. Greg Egan uses ve for non-gendered artificial intelligences in his novel Diaspora, and for "asex" humans in Distress. Gender-neutral or epicene pronouns are pronouns that neither reveal nor imply the gender or the sex of a person or thing being referred to. ... Greg Egan (born August 20, 1961) is an Australian (Perth-based) computer programmer and science fiction author. ... Artificial intelligence (also known as machine intelligence and often abbreviated as AI) is intelligence exhibited by any manufactured (i. ... Diaspora is a 1997 science fiction novel by Australian writer Greg Egan. ... The term Asexuality arises from a misconception of asexual reproduction. ... Distress is a 1995 science fiction novel by Greg Egan. ...

Subject Object Possessive Adjective Possessive Pronoun Reflexive
Male He laughed I hit him His face bled I am his He shaves himself
Female She laughed I hit her Her face bled I am hers She shaves herself
It It laughed I hit it Its face bled I am its It shaves itself
Ve Ve laughed I hit ver Vis face bled I am vis Ve shaves verself

The nominative case is a grammatical case for a noun. ... The accusative case of a noun is the grammatical case used to mark the direct object of a verb. ... Possessive adjectives modify nouns. ... A possessive pronoun is a word that attributes ownership to someone or something without using a noun. ... In some languages, there is a difference between reflexive and non-reflexive pronouns. ... Male symbol Male is the sex of an organism, or a part of an organism, which produces sperm. ... Female symbol Female is the sex of an organism, or a part of an organism, which produces egg cells. ... It is a third-person neuter pronoun in the English language. ...

See also

Sie and hir are two terms proposed to serve as gender-neutral third person singular personal pronouns in English (see gender-neutral pronouns). ... Singular they, sometimes called epicene they, is the use in English of third-person plural pronouns - they, them, and so on - to refer to a singular person of indeterminate gender. ... The Spivak pronouns are new terms proposed to serve as gender-neutral third-person singular personal pronouns in English (see gender-neutral pronouns). ... Xe, xyr, and xem are gender-neutral pronouns designed to supplement the existing pronouns in the English language. ...

External link

  • Orphanogenesis is an excerpt from Diaspora detailing the birth of the gender-neutral AI protagonist.



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