Date: Wed, 10 Aug 1994 15:38:27 EDT
From: mai MAINGR01[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]UKCC.UKY.EDU
Subject: Re: he/she
My Grandmother used to say it as an endearing or diminutive when referring
to a child. I may have picked it up from her. This would be Louisville
area or S. Ind. I note that German diminutives -chen/-lein/-li are all
used with the neuter gender, tho I kind of doubt there is a relationship.
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