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

    Gender

    7.2 Gender (cont'd...)

    Table 7.16 Gender changed by adding ‘in’/ ‘ine’.

    Masculine Feminine Masculine Feminine
    Administrator administratix Czar Czarina
    Director directix/directness executor executrix
    Hero heroine Land grave Land gravine
    Proprietor proprietrix/proprietress sultan sultana
    Testator testarix signor signoria/signora
    Don donne
    Table 7.17 Change suffix or prefix word.

    Masculine Feminine Masculine Feminine
    Washerman washerwoman male friend female friend
    boy friend girl friend he bear she bear
    Son in law daughter in law father in law mother in law
    Brother in law sister in law grand father grand mother
    Jack ass Jemmy ass gentleman gentlewoman
    Godfather God mother chairman chairwoman

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