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iambickilometer:

rabbitglitter:

hi! so the mods here at qla have decided that since not all our readers are native english speakers, it would be in everyone’s best interests to start a collection of gender-neutral pronouns across all languages. if you don’t see your language or pronouns on the list (within reason, for accessibility purposes we can’t include every english variant of a pronoun), please let us know and include conjugations if possible! thank you!

for further expansions on grammar you can check the posts in the pronoun project tag:)

arabic ( عربي )

  • هما (they, originally dual, can work as a neutral singular third person)
  • انتما  (second person dual)

bulgarian (български език)

  • те/тях/техен/им (generally used for a group of people, could be used as singular as in “they”)
  • то/него/негово/му (means “it”, informal)

chinese (中文)

  • mandarin/普通话:  他 or 她 (tā) - only the pronunciation is gender-neutral unfortunately, the characters are gendered
  • cantonese/广州话: 佢 (keoi5/keúih) - them/him/her/it
  • 它 - also tā, but means “it”. ask before using as it could be derogatory
  • 牠 - ta1, used for non-human animals
  • add 們 (men) to either for plural, add 的 (de) to make it possessive
  • 那个人 (simplified) 那個人 (traditional) (na4ge4ren2- that person) and 这个人 (simplified) 這個人 (traditional) (zhe4ge4ren2- this person)

czech/čeština

  • onikání, which was used in the past as gender-neutral pronoun when refering to someone of lesser status. it’s oni/je/jejich/se they/them/their/themself and the use is: Oni jsou moc milým člověkem. - They are a very nice person.

danish/dansk

  • de/dem/deres
  • hen/hen/hens

dutch/nederlands

  • zij/hen/hun
  • ze/hun/ze - (note: literal translation of they, but ze is often used as “she”)

english

  • they/them/theirs
  • ze/zem/zeirs
  • xe/xem/xeirs (xyr)
  • hir/hirs/hirself
  • spivak: e/em/eir

esperanto

  • ri
  • Ŝli - combination of he/she, generally used like “they” in english

estonian/eesti keel

  • tema/teda/tema (formal)
  • ta/teda/tema

farsi

  • او

finnish/suomen kieli

  • se/sen (means it, informal)
  • hän/hänen (formal)

french/le français

  • ol/mo - ex: ol s’appelle Bidule et c’est mo pote.
  • ille (referring to oneself), ceulle (referring to someone else)
  • eux (sometimes used as a subject-position instead of object-position)

georgian/kartuli/ქართული

  • ის / იმან / იმის (is / iman / imis) = they / them / their

german/deutsch

  • xier/xieser/dier
  • xier/xies/xiem/xien
  • sie_er
  • er_sie
  • sier
  • es
  • sie_r
  • si_er
  • x
  • sie*
  • er*

greek/ελληνικά

  • αυτοί / εκείνοι ( are these the ones that mean it?? let me know so i can take them down)
  • αυτ@, εκείν@ (singular) φίλ@ς (plural) - not pronounceable, good for writing though

hebrew/’lvrit/עִבְרִית

  • there aren’t actually any gender neutral pronouns in hebrew sadly. the first set is all male pronouns and the second one is all female. like the word ze (זה) is male for ‘it’ and it has a female form which is ‘zo’ (זו). atzmam (עצמם) is plural male (but it is used sometimes as neutral tbh). also the second set is only female pronouns for she, her, hers and herself

    also about the plurals, you need to add either ם or ן to make these words plural either in a male or female form,  like the plural words aren’t actual words it needs to be עצמם\שלהם\אותם\הם and it’s the male form you just need to replace it with ן to make it female but people use these as gender neutral pretty often because that’s the closest you would get

icelandic/islenska

  • hín/hín/híni/híns
  • hé/hé/hé/hés
  • það - equivalent of “it”, ask before using, could be derogatory
  • hán/hán/háni/háns - mix of binary pronouns
  • when referring to an individual of an unspecified gender, use viðkomandi instead of hann/hún

ilokano/Ti Pagsasao nga Iloko

  • isuna (singular they), na (singular their), kaniana/kenkuana (singular theirs), isuda (plural they), da (plural their), kaniada/kadakuwada (plural theirs)

indonesian/bahasa indonesia

  • dia (third person singular), mereka (third person plural)

irish/gaeilge

  • sibh/siad

italian

  • ????

latvian/latviešu valoda/lettish

  • viņi/viņu/viņiem

lithuanian/lietuvių kalba

  • Jie/Jų/Jiems/Juos/Jais/Juose

malay/bahasa melayu/bahasa malaysia

  • dia

michif

  • wiya

norwegian/norsk

  • dem/dem/deres
  • hen/hen(henom)/hens(henoms)
  • hin/hin/hins
  • sir/sir/sirs

portuguese/lingua portuguesa/português

  • el@/del@
  • elx/delx
  • elæ/delæ

punjabi

  • all pronouns are neutral (he/she: “uha usa” or ਉਹ ਉਸ; him/her: “usa” or “usanū” which is ਉਸ or ਉਸਨੂੰ; his/hers: “usadā” or ਉਸਦਾ). also, the pronouns “he” & “she” in english both translate to “vah” (वह) in hindi. however, the rest of the pronouns are gendered. verbs are also generally gendered.

russian/ру́сский язы́к

  •  ох/ех/ех/ем/их/ниx

slovak/slovenský jazyk

  • oni/nich/im/ich/nimi

slovenian/slovenščina

  • oni/z njimi/njim (they/with them/to them). Now if you want to say: I want to help them - you don’t use ‘njim’ but ‘jim’. (Želim jim pomagati; Pomagati jim želim.)

spanish/español/castilano/castellano

  • Pronouns that can be written and pronounced:

    • Ella/la/-a (binary feminine): “Ella es la niña linda”
    • Él/el/-o (binary masculine): “Él es el niño lindo”
    • Elle/le/-e (neutral): “Elle es le niñe linde”
    • Ello/lo/-o (neutral, similarly to the english ‘it’ can be very offensive so please be careful and don’t use it unless you are told to do so): “Ello es lo niño lindo”
    • Elli/li/-i (neutral, cacophonic and uncommon): “Elli es li niñi lindi”
    • Ellu/lu/-u (neutral, cacophonic and uncommon): “Ellu es lu niñu lindu”

    Pronouns that can be written but not pronounced:

    • Ellx/lx/-x: “Ellx es lx chicx lindx” (I don’t know who told you otherwise, but this can be used by both poc and white folks)
    • Ell*/l*/-*: “Ell* es l* niñ* lind*”
    • Ell@/l@/-@: “Ell@ es l@ niñ@ lind@”
    • Ell_/l_/-_: “Ell_ es l_ niñ_ lind_”
    • Ellæ/læ/-æ: “Ellæ es læ niñæ lindæ”

swedish/svenska

  • hen/hen(henom)/hens(henoms) - variations are in parentheses, gender-neutral third person personal pronouns
  • den/den/dens (dess) (means ‘it’)
  • de/dem (dom)/deras

tagalog

  • Singular/Plural siya/sila (they) niya/nila (them/their) (sa) kanya/(sa) kanila (theirs/preposition them)

turkish/türkçe

  • o/onlar

welsh/cymraeg/y gymraeg

  • nhw/nhw/eu

en español, usamos ‘ela’ o ‘el-la’ a veces tambien. 

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surprisebitch:

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Why Archeologists Hate Indiana Jones

archaeologicalnews:

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The jungles of the Peten are hot and sweaty. Most of the best places for archeology are. Field seasons are especially hot, since they are always during the driest time of year so that the site doesn’t get flooded. Howler monkeys boom from the parched trees, which barely twitch during the windless days. Meanwhile, pasty grad students toil away in the hot sun, quietly picking away at a stucco relief or the markings on a stone pillar.

In this heat, it’s good to wear a hat, preferably something sturdy with a wide brim. Every archeology site in the world is littered with rugged people in wide-brimmed hats talking about long dead civilizations. Tulane archeologist Marcello Canuto, for instance, prefers the khaki, floppy variety. Walking back to camp with after a long day at one Northern Guatemalan site, I can’t help but make the obvious comparison.

“Oh God,” he groans, “Don’t even go there. Indiana Jones is not an archeologist.” Read more.

nypl:

Homer, Shakespeare, Fitzgerald and Baldwin – the “classics”. These are the authors we remember from our high school required reading. But what about today’s high schoolers? We took a look at their reading lists from the NYC DOE. Featuring graphic novels, YA titles, and plenty of stories of adventure, we have to admit we’re a little jealous of that list. Which books do you remember from your high school reading list? 

nypl:

Homer, Shakespeare, Fitzgerald and Baldwin – the “classics”. These are the authors we remember from our high school required reading. But what about today’s high schoolers? We took a look at their reading lists from the NYC DOE. Featuring graphic novels, YA titles, and plenty of stories of adventure, we have to admit we’re a little jealous of that list. Which books do you remember from your high school reading list? 

ancientpeoples:

Faience handle of a lion biting a Nubian 
There is also gold and bone in the handle. It is 3cm high, 4,3cm long and 3cm wide ( 1 3/16 x  1 11/16 x 1 3/16 inch.) 
Egyptian, New Kingdom, 19th dynasty, Ramesside Period, reign of Ramses II, 1279 - 1213 BC. 
Source: Metropolitan Museum

ancientpeoples:

Faience handle of a lion biting a Nubian 

There is also gold and bone in the handle. It is 3cm high, 4,3cm long and 3cm wide ( 1 3/16 x  1 11/16 x 1 3/16 inch.) 

Egyptian, New Kingdom, 19th dynasty, Ramesside Period, reign of Ramses II, 1279 - 1213 BC. 

Source: Metropolitan Museum

Simple Life Hacks Made Easy

relationshipadvice23:

1. 10 simple solutions to restore your energyHate that just after lunch feeling?  We do, too.  In fact, everyone does.  It’s 1 p.m. and you can feel yourself slipping.  It’s so hard to fight, but guess what – there are some simple tricks to beating it! 

Get enough sleep.  Your body can’t function without sleep.  So, why fight it and give yourself only a few hours of sleep at night?  Give yourself a solid 8 hours at night, and see the benefits unfold.

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2.  10 Common Bad Habits That Can Make You Happier And More Productive!

Being messy enhances creativity. If you’re messy, or disorganized, many people might consider that to be a sign of laziness.  However, the truth is that it’s a sign of enhanced creativity, and the research backs them up.

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3. 10 Simple Tricks To Make Your Brain Do Whatever It Is you Want It To Do.

Get rid of the clutter in your life, and you will suddenly have your mind cleared.  Your surroundings impact your ability to think clearly.  So, take a moment, clean up around you, and even de-clutter the environment you’re trying to work in, and prepare to be mentally reset.

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  • Teacher: "Can you please tell the class why you're so late?"
  • Me: Someone told me to go to hell
  • Me: Couldn't find it at first
  • Me: But now I'm here

ereboreanbadger:

Ravenclaw: Do it once you’ve gathered enough relevant information.

Hufflepuff: Do it with integrity.

Slytherin: Do it on your own terms.

Gryffindor: Do it for the vine.

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humansofnewyork:

I walked into a classroom where some young Tibetan students were practicing their chants, and all the kids suddenly grew very focused and well-behaved on account of the visitor. Except for this guy, who started laughing at me. Then he started laughing at himself laughing. Then he started laughing that he couldn’t stop laughing at himself laughing.
(Dharamshala, India)

humansofnewyork:

I walked into a classroom where some young Tibetan students were practicing their chants, and all the kids suddenly grew very focused and well-behaved on account of the visitor. Except for this guy, who started laughing at me. Then he started laughing at himself laughing. Then he started laughing that he couldn’t stop laughing at himself laughing.

(Dharamshala, India)

Health and hygiene before modern times

  • EUROPE: Why the fuck are we always getting sick? Is it demons? Is it ghosts? Is it a curse?
  • EVERYBODY ELSE: Have you tried washing your ass?

megachikorita:

you kids these days with your rapidly growing concern for the state of the world and your knowledge of important issues at increasingly younger ages despite having been told your opinions don’t matter by the adults who put you in these situations

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ingravinoveritas:

DO YOU HAVE ANY IDEA HOW LONG IT TOOK ME TO GET THIS JOKE.

DO YOU.

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hex-maniac-mareen:

There’s a legend here in Brazil about a ghostly creature called the “Hairy Leg” (Perna Cabeluda). It’s just a ghostly, disembodied hairy leg that hops around kicking people, and then disappearing into the night.

hex-maniac-mareen:

There’s a legend here in Brazil about a ghostly creature called the “Hairy Leg” (Perna Cabeluda). It’s just a ghostly, disembodied hairy leg that hops around kicking people, and then disappearing into the night.

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digieggofbooty:

cowgirltits:

daunt:

bro-bots:

fabledquill:

this is
the cutest thing ever

it would be cuter if i could pronounce it
where are the vowels

what do the welsh do with vowels? D:

They gave them to Hawaii.

Alright you wanna know what?
Welsh language is RIDICULOUS
We don’t even have the fucking letter X. Half our words are just the english word misspelled.
Taxi? No no you mean tacsi.
Ambulance? Wrong it’s ambiwlans.
The other half of our words are just ridiculous.
Computer is fucking cyfriddiadur. Try and fucking say that i dare you and i promise you’ll say it wrong because Welsh is fucking ridiculous.
You know the letter d? Yeah we have that. But we also have the letter dd.
D AND DD ARE TWO SEPARATE LETTERS WHAT THE FUCK
AND FUCKING NUMBERS OH MY GOD
1 is un
2 is dau
3 is fucking tri what are we irish?
4 is pedwar
5 is pump. Pronounced pimp ffs
6 is fucking chwech what the fuck
7 is saith
8 is wyth what the fuck
9 is naw
10 is deg
WANN KNOW WHAT 11 IS?
FUCKING UN DEG UN
IT FUCKING TRANSLATES TO ONE TEN ONE
20 IS DAU DEG WHICH IS TWO TEN
21 IS DAU DEG UN WHICH IS TWO TEN ONE
And fucking colours man
fucking colours
Pink is just pinc
WHITE IS FUCKING BLANC
DONT FUCKING TRUST THE WELSH WE’LL CONFUSE YOU WITH OUR LANGUAGE AND FUCK YOUR SHEEP WHILE YOURE DISTRACTED

AND FUCK YOUR SHEEP WHILE YOU’RE DISTRACTED.

insert-ideal-url-here:

digieggofbooty:

cowgirltits:

daunt:

bro-bots:

fabledquill:

this is

the cutest thing ever

it would be cuter if i could pronounce it

where are the vowels

what do the welsh do with vowels? D:

They gave them to Hawaii.

Alright you wanna know what?

Welsh language is RIDICULOUS

We don’t even have the fucking letter X. Half our words are just the english word misspelled.

Taxi? No no you mean tacsi.

Ambulance? Wrong it’s ambiwlans.

The other half of our words are just ridiculous.

Computer is fucking cyfriddiadur. Try and fucking say that i dare you and i promise you’ll say it wrong because Welsh is fucking ridiculous.

You know the letter d? Yeah we have that. But we also have the letter dd.

D AND DD ARE TWO SEPARATE LETTERS WHAT THE FUCK

AND FUCKING NUMBERS OH MY GOD

1 is un

2 is dau

3 is fucking tri what are we irish?

4 is pedwar

5 is pump. Pronounced pimp ffs

6 is fucking chwech what the fuck

7 is saith

8 is wyth what the fuck

9 is naw

10 is deg

WANN KNOW WHAT 11 IS?

FUCKING UN DEG UN

IT FUCKING TRANSLATES TO ONE TEN ONE

20 IS DAU DEG WHICH IS TWO TEN

21 IS DAU DEG UN WHICH IS TWO TEN ONE

And fucking colours man

fucking colours

Pink is just pinc

WHITE IS FUCKING BLANC

DONT FUCKING TRUST THE WELSH WE’LL CONFUSE YOU WITH OUR LANGUAGE AND FUCK YOUR SHEEP WHILE YOURE DISTRACTED

AND FUCK YOUR SHEEP WHILE YOU’RE DISTRACTED.

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