Recommendations for the gender Czech language manual

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Recommendations for the gender Czech language manual

Postby Yvan » 12-Jan-10 7:36

Czech language isn't gender neutral at all.

The typical example of that is a very nice gramatic sentence which is an example that using of "y" or "i" at the Czech past tense is gender dependent :

"Ženy si hrály s tvrdým a muži odcházeli s měkkým."

(The sentance has both gramatic and sexual meaning).

But some gender language guerilla fighters try to change this situation.
They are preparing gender language manual for the Czech schools how to use Czech language in "the gender correct way". Quite funny.

There is a very nice article about it from Leo Pavlat, the director of the Jewish Museum in Prague.
Leo Pavlát: Doporučení pro genderovou příručku / Recommendations for the gender Czech language manual.
(The whole article is in Czech).
http://www.rozhlas.cz/radio_cesko/fejet ... ava/679305
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Postby TomKQT » 12-Jan-10 9:06

I don't get the point of the article :shock:

What were they trying to say?
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Postby Ctyri koruny » 12-Jan-10 10:43

You're saying that grammatical gender and sex are not mutually exclusive things as we imagine? Or...
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Postby Yvan » 12-Jan-10 10:56

TomKQT wrote:I don't get the point of the article :shock:

What were they trying to say?


I don't think taht you can understang the article without knowing subtle aspects of the Czech languae.
The article in very witty and nonagressive way shows how absurd are some efforts for polliticaly correctness in using Czech language and that these activities are going against the real nature of the Czech language.

Ctyri koruny wrote:You're saying that grammatical gender and sex are not mutually exclusive things as we imagine? Or...

No.
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Postby wer » 12-Jan-10 11:54

This is crimepost. Only oldthinkers unbellyfeel newspeak. This doubleplusgood change is unevadewise to unexist oldspeak and prolespeak.
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Postby TomKQT » 12-Jan-10 11:57

So it was something like sarcasmus? That gives sense, I probably didn't read it carefully enough and I though the author of the article actually wanted to change something in the czech language.
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Postby Ctyri koruny » 12-Jan-10 18:00

Okay.. then why did you say "sexual" ?
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