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Re: Specific names



In a message dated 10/27/99 3:13:58 PM EST, NJPharris@aol.com writes:

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


Should have said there's no >distinctive< neuter genitive plural (would be 
equivalent to English "theirs" or "of them"). Purists might consider the 
ending "orum" to be neuter-plural if there is more than one sex among the 
honorees, masculine-plural if all honorees are males.