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a partial list of proposed gender-indefinite third-person pronouns; proposals separated by semicolons, conjugations separated by commas

(S)he; A, Un, A's; Ae; Ala, Alum, Alis; Co, Cos; De/Deis; Den/Din; E, e, Es, Eself; E, E's, Emself, Em; E, Im, Ir(s); E, Ir; E, Ris, Rim; Em, Ems; En; En, Es, Ar; Et, Ets, Etself; Ey, Eir, Em; Fm; Ghach; H'orsh'it; Ha, Hez, Hem; Han; Han, Hans; Hann; He or she; He'er, Him'er, His'er, His'er's; Heesh, Heesh's, Heeshself; Heesh, Hiser(s), Herm, Hermself; Herm; Herorhis; Hes; Hes, Hir, Hem; Hesh, Himer, Hiser, Hermself; Hesh, Hizer, Hirm; Hesh, Hizzer, Himmer; Heshe, Hes, Hem; Heshe, Hisher, Himmer; Hey; Hey, Heir, Heirs; Hi, Hes, Hem; Hie, Hiez, Hie; Him/er; Him/herself; Himorher; Hir; Hir, Herim; Hir, Hires, Hirem, Hirself; His'n, Her'n; Hiser; Hiser, Himer; Hiser, Himer, Hyser, Hymer; Hisorher; His-or-her; Hisorher, Herorhis; Hizer; Ho, Hom, Hos, Homself; Hse; Ip, Ips; Ir, Iro, Im; It; Ith; J/e, M/a, M/e, M/es, M/oi; Jee, Jeue; Kin; Le, Lis, Lim; Mef; Na, Nan, Naself; Ne, Nis, Nim, Hiser; On; One; Ons; Ov Hie; Per, Pers; Po, Xe, Jhe; S/he; Sap; Se; Se, Hir; Se, Ser, Sim, Simself; Se, Sim, Sis; She; She, Heris, Herim; She, herm, hs; She, Shis, Shim; Sheehy; Shem; Shem, Hem, Hes; Sheme, Shis, Shem; Shey, Sheir, Sheirs; Shey, Shem, Sheir; Shis, Shim, Shims, Shimself; Ta, Ta-men; Tey, Term, Tem; Tey, Term, Ten; Tha, Thar, Then; Thir; Thon, Thons; U, u, Ur, Urs, Urself; Uh; Ve, Vis, Ver; Ve, Vis, Vim; Ws, Wself; Z; Ze, Zim, Zees, Zeeself; Ze, Zon;

Compiled from these places:

  • Denis Baron, “The Epicene Pronouns: A Chronology of the Word That Failed,” http://www2.english.uiuc.edu/baron/essays/epicene.htm, © 2003 Denis Baron
  • Ann Bodine, “Androcentrism in prescriptive grammar: singular `they', sex-indefinite `he', and `he or she,'” Language in Society (Volume 4), © 1975 Cambridge University Press.
  • Peter H. Stauffer, “A Solution to the Gender-Neutral Pronoun Problem,” Blueline (Vol. 29 Num. 3), © 1996 Association of Earth Science Editors.
  • Peter H. Stauffer, “A Solution to the Gender-Neutral Pronoun Problem,” Blueline (Vol. 29 Num. 3), © 1996 Association of Earth Science Editors.

For more info on singular “they,” sex-indefinite “he,” and the sex-indefinite singular third-person English pronoun in general, see my paper on the subject: http://www.mspaintporn.com/theypaper.htm I apologize for the shittiness of said paper; I had to write it in about three hours, so I never got a chance to revise. Also, sorry about the bulky ass Word HTML. Laziness is a virtue.

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