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Natural gender

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Natural gender is a linguistic category for the sex of real life beings, both the biological sex of animals or the social identity of a person. The sex, of humans and animals, is marked in many languages by a corresponding grammatical gender and specific words. The term sex (or sexus) does not apply to words that do not refer to living things. For example: the word "table" is grammatically feminine in Spanish, but tables are not "feminine". The gender of words in those languages divides words into grammatical classes (into genders), which require a language for all nouns.[1][2]

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  1. "Definition of NATURAL GENDER". www.merriam-webster.com. Retrieved 2022-03-05.
  2. Mignot, Élise (2012-11-01). "The Conceptualization of Natural Gender in English". Anglophonia. French Journal of English Linguistics. 16 (32): 39–61. doi:10.4000/anglophonia.140. ISSN 2427-0466. Archived from the original on 2022-03-05. Retrieved 2022-03-05.