Chapter 7. Number and Gender (Cont'd...)
7.2 Gender (cont'd...)
Rule 5: Some nouns that have no Masculine form: shrew, flirt, nurse, laundress, housewife, virago/termagant,
blond, Prude, Amazon, drab, virgin, dowager, siren, brunette, coquette.
Rule 6: Some nouns that have no Feminine form: captain, judge, knight, parson, squire.
Rule 7: Some Common gender: child, baby, deer, spouse, fowl, friend, parent, pupil, student, servant,
relative/relation, orphan, piglet, bird, infant, enemy, fox, elephant, rat, cattle, fawn, puppy, cub, mouse,
beggar, foal, sovereign, neighbor, cousin, witness.
Rule 8: Some change of proper nouns: Charles -> Caroline, Alexander -> Alexandrina,
John -> Jane, Joseph -> Josephine, Henrry -> Henrietta, Paul -> Pauline.
Rule 9: Some nouns are treated as Masculine: anger, fear, despair, death, love, morn,
ocean, sun, summer, thunder, winter, time, war, desert, fatherland.
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