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Question 1: The ________ typically have an extensive system of noun classes, which some authors regard as a type of grammatical gender, but others describe as something completely different.
Afroasiatic languagesMande languagesNilo-Saharan languagesNiger-Congo languages

Question 2: ________
Chinese languageTurkic languagesGender-neutral pronounGender-neutrality in genderless languages

Question 3: Many Native American languages, including most languages of the Algic, Siouan[17][18] and Uto-Aztecan language families, as well as isolates such as ________
MapudungunAraucanian languagesHuilliche languageMapuche

Question 4: ________.
University of BarcelonaUniversity of FreiburgUniversity of GenevaUniversity of Heidelberg

Question 5: This, however, is considered a stylistically marked, optional ________.
Figure of speechScheme (linguistics)RhetoricMetaphor

Question 6: Many ________ have natural gender systems similar to that of English.
EsperantoConstructed languageInternational auxiliary languageInterlingua

Question 7: Note however that the word "gender" derives from Latin ________ (also the root of genre) originally meant "kind", so it does not necessarily have a sexual meaning.
LifeSpeciesBiological classificationGenus

Question 8: Such is the case with most Slavic languages, classical Latin, ________, Greek, and German, for instance.

Question 9: This is still done sometimes in English, although a disputed alternative is to use the ________.
QuantificationSingular theyGeneric antecedentDonkey pronoun

Question 10: While grammatical gender was a fully productive inflectional category in ________, Modern English has a much less pervasive gender system, primarily based on natural gender.
Old EnglishMiddle High GermanMiddle EnglishGreat Vowel Shift


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