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What is masculine gender?



Masculine gender is a grammatical gender that

  • marks nouns having human or animal male referents, and
  • often marks nouns having referents that do not have distinctions of sex.
Examples (Spanish)
  • el hombre ‘the man’
  • el gallino ‘the rooster’
  • el libro ‘the book’
  Masculine gender is a kind of

Hartmann and Stork 1972 93


Mish 1991 730

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