A reply to two tweets:
The German artist, Illi Anna Heger, has an interesting take on neutral pronouns for the German language.
So, if you're German, I'd recommend reading it!⬇️https://t.co/zD6xjTwoaq
— Foeh 🖤 BLM (@Naudh1z) July 6, 2020
interesting read! I've heard of people use these before and while I'm happy they found a solution for themselves, I can't help but feel it may be more universally acceptable to avoid combining sie+er & make a new pronoun to have it avoid sounding more like one or the other… idk
— Zeph 🐎 OnTheRun Comic (@zephuko) July 6, 2020
Thanks for linking to my takes on gender neutral grammar. The project started with merging the existing pronouns, that is right. Then the focus shifted to getting it to work within existing grammatical structures in German.
Changing the first letter to “x” was suggested by a reader and when I implemented it, the pronouns became something beyond a mix of the conventional binary pronouns.
I find something easy, so with the word eindings I stuck the questions you ask to ascertain the grammatical cases, “wer”, “wessen”, “wem”, “wen”. So the new proun ended up having male word endings, really.
The remaining part of the new pronouns, the root “xie” can actually be changed to anything one could want and then have the endings I created. Recommendations for different roots are very welcome and then tested for easy usage.
I really do love the x at the beginning for its mathmatical variable meaning. But then at least two forms are needed anyways, one for everybody without gender marker and one specifically for nonbinary people with their gender marker.
I am open to discussing xier pronouns and their usability, because I soon want to take time to issues version 4.0. with some changes and more grammatical background.