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  • Chapter 7. Number and Gender (Cont'd...)

    Gender

    7.2 Gender

    Gender indicates the classes of two sexes or sexlessness or both. According to that sense there are four classes of gender of Nouns viz. (i) Masculine (ii) Feminine (iii) Neuter and (iv) Common. The nouns denoting males are of Masculine gender, such as boy. The nouns denoting female are of Feminine gender, as girl. The name denoting either male or female is called Common Gender. For example ‘parent’ which means either father or mother. Similarly 'child’ does not specify either boy or girl. The names of inanimate object are called Neuter gender. As for example, stone, brick, iron, house etc.

    There are some ways of changing Masculine to Feminine gender.

    Table 7.14 Masculine and Feminine gender with different word

    Masculine Feminine Masculine Feminine
    man woman boar sow
    Father mother bridegroom bride
    Brother sister buck doe
    Boy girl bull cow
    Lad lass bullock/ox/steer heifer
    Bachelor maid/spinster colt/foal filly
    Bean belle cock hen
    Fox vixen dog/hound beach
    Gander goose drone bee
    Gentleman lady horse mare
    Hart row husband wife
    Male female king queen
    Son daughter ram ewe
    Master mistress stag kind
    Nephew niece monk nun
    Solven slut papa mama
    Sir madam sire dam

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