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Sweden adds gender-neutral pronoun to dictionary

Mar 25, 2015    

Stockholm:A gender-neutral pronoun will beintroduced into the official dictionary of the Swedishlanguage in April, editors at the Swedish Academy said today."Hen" will be added to "han" (he) and "hon" (she) as oneof 13,000 new words in the latest edition of the SwedishAcademy's SAOL.The pronoun is used to refer to a person without revealingtheir gender - either because it is unknown, because theperson is transgender, or the speaker or writer deems thegender to be superfluous information."For those who use the pronoun, it's obviously a strengththat it is now i...

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