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Old March 15, 2010, 02:03 PM
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Feminism aside, "la juez" or "la jueza" both sound good to me as natural refinements in a living language.
I agree with you in that. nothing to do with feminism, just as a logical step.

Although this would give ways to stuff like:

La rana, el rano etc...

Difficult, but logical in a structure like Spanish has.
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Old March 16, 2010, 12:22 AM
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I agree with you in that. nothing to do with feminism, just as a logical step.

Although this would give ways to stuff like:

La rana, el rano etc...

Difficult, but logical in a structure like Spanish has.
So maybe bob (& the rest of us) will be able to say la marida one day
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So maybe bob (& the rest of us) will be able to say la marida one day
I hope so considering that "esposa" means handcuff
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I hope so considering that "esposa" means handcuff
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I hope so considering that "esposa" means handcuff
This is too funny.
We have seen the change in English. Our great-grandparents may have
been happy with the words poetess, mayoress, executrix.
I still feel comfortable with actor/actress,. In the world ballet prima ballerina/primier danseur are always used.
I think legislating changes is extreme. Ideally changes occur naturally. In Spanish it's more complicated, because the structure of the language
is so gender-oriented.
In some ways English is truly modern, and it has been for centuries.(no tú
and vd. and nouns don't have gender.)
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Judging Amy - an American TV programme - is shown here dubbed into Spanish & the title is La Juez Amy.

Also at some point APA (Asociación de Padres de Alumnos) became AMPA (Asociación de Madres y Padres de Alumnos).

I don't know if this was a nod to PC, or if it was because there were usually more madres than padres on the commitees
I believe that there are more madres and padres with commitees.
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So maybe bob (& the rest of us) will be able to say la marida one day
Of "coors"

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