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Re: Specific names



In a message dated 10/27/99 12:34:07 AM Pacific Daylight Time, 
Dinogeorge@aol.com writes:

> The ICZN specifies the masculine genitive plural ending "orum" if there is 
at 
> 
>  least one male among the persons being honored; "arum" only if there is no 
>  male among the persons being honored. This exhibits a bit of a gender bias 
>  against "arum," but there's (as far as I know) no neuter genitive plural 
>  ending that might serve when the honored persons belong to both sexes.

Well, there is a neuter genitive plural (it's -orum), but George is right in 
that there is no gender-neutral genitive plural ending.

--Nick P.