Etymologie, Etimología, Étymologie, Etimologia, Etymology, (griech.) etymología, (lat.) etymologia, (esper.) etimologio
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Wortart, Clase de Palabra, Catégorie grammaticale, Parte del Discorso, Part of Speech, (esper.) vortgrupa gramatiko, sintagma gramatiko
Pronom, Pronombre, Pronom, Pronome, Pronoun, (esper.) pronomoj
















Part of Speech - Possessive Determiner Forms


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DPS 25 1,402,752

13 DPS possessive determiner form, e.g. your, their, his.

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Part of Speech - General Determiners


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DT0 82 2,304,872

14 DT0 general determiner: a determiner which is not a DTQ e.g. this both in This is my house and This house is mine.

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Part of Speech - Indefinite Pronouns


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PNI 48 318,258

20 PNI indefinite pronoun, e.g. none, everything, one (pronoun), nobody.

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Part of Speech - Personal Pronouns


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PNP 78 4,976,810

21 PNP personal pronoun, e.g. I, you, them, ours. possessive pronouns such as ours and theirs are included in this category.

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Part of Speech - Reflexive Pronouns


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PNX 28 132,530

23 PNX reflexive pronoun, e.g. myself, yourself, itself, ourselves.

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V - They
'They' Wins as Linguists’ Word of the Year


The pronoun "they" won out as Word of the Year, voted by the esteemed members of the American Dialect Society (ADS) on Friday.

It is a pesky pronoun: It has been used as a singular pronoun in spoken English for years. In writing, however, it has mostly been used as the third-person plural.

Although some linguists say "they" has been used in both of these ways for many years, the media has been forced to use "they" more often when reporting about people who identify as transgender.
English does not have a standard third-person pronoun that is gender-neutral, Zimmer explained. But very often "they" is used to describe a generic person like "everyone" or "anyone".

More and more, "they" is being used beyond the traditional gender binary of the "he" and "she" pronouns, he said. For example, "they" is used for people who identify as transgender, gender-fluid or gender-queer.

When former Olympic athlete Bruce Jenner took a female identity this year, he changed his name to Caitlyn Jenner. The new use of "they" would allow the use of "their" instead of "his", as in, "they changed their name to Caitlyn Jenner".
Words from seven categories are considered in the competition: most useful, most creative, most unnecessary, most outrageous, most euphemistic, most likely to succeed and least likely to succeed.

Competing with "they" in the "most useful" category were: Alan Metcalf, President of American Dialect Society

"There is no scientific criteria. It's just from all the words used during the past year. Sometimes it's a phrase or an abbreviation, but which one really seems to express the concerns and attitudes of the year gone by?" said Alan Metcalf, president of ADS.

Metcalf explains that the group had the idea for the Word of the Year back in 1990.

"Every year, Time magazine does a 'Person of the Year,' and we're the experts on words, so why don't we come up with a 'Word of the Year?' And we gradually developed the procedures for doing it, so those who vote on it would take some time to think about it."
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Erstellt: 2016-01