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in reply to Re^2: Demotions of monks
in thread Demotions of monks

> renamed it to a term whose meaning is female-exclusive is

Wat is she talking is???

Cheers Rolf
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confusing patriarch with matriarch?

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Re^4: Demotions of monks (updated)
by Ratazong (Monsignor) on Jan 05, 2022 at 13:23 UTC
    confusing patriarch with matriarch?

    What about renaming the rank to pmatriarch? That would include the male AND the female form, and is also a play on the abbreviation of our site ....

    We could also determine the name of the rank below vroom by a poll ...

    Have a great 2022! Rata

      "female-exclusive" means "exclusively female", i.e. no males allowed.

      She probably meant female-excludent

      Anyway, the word "monk" is male!

      There has always been a "generic male form" in grammar.

      my 2cents: It would be far more efficient to exclude female forms in favour of the generic male, hence abandoning "explicit male" too, instead of inventing new grammar.

      The originally male forms are normally shorter.

      Cheers Rolf
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      Wikisyntax for the Monastery

      ) do you want to register a new sites for perlnuns?

        Well, "excludent" isn't a word in English. The proper word would be "excluding", but that still sounds somewhat awkward. I believe "exclusive" is correct, but it makes me realize that the word has, to some extent, become its own antonym.