Male sex forms the semantic core of this gender, but there are other nouns found in it too; for example, it is the default gender for non-human animates.
Nouns denoting females, like daluk ‘woman’, are found in gender ‘II’, and take the ‘II’ agreement marker ngal-.
Linguistic gender systems are frequently linked to biological sex.
This is not the only possibility; alternatives occur, particularly in some of the larger gender systems.
We can see that the form of the article changes to mark agreement with the noun, as in French or German.
The noun has a class suffix, which may be similar in form to the article, or it may be in conflict with it (Breedveld 1995: 296), in which case, of course, it is the agreement which tells us the gender.
The gender in the plural) includes dɛbbɔ ‘woman’, and indeed a whole range of nouns denoting humans.
Thus it has a clear semantic core; however, sex is not a part of it: nouns denoting human males and human females are found in the same gender.From a technology and price perspective, Zoosk is on top of its game, so you definitely won’t regret downloading it.Close to 800 000 people die due to suicide every year, which is one person every 40 seconds. Suicide occurs throughout the lifespan and is the second leading cause of death among 15-29 year olds globally.There are various types of gender systems where biological sex is not the semantic core. When required there is no problem about expressing distinctions based on sex in such languages, by the use of separate lexical items (whether based on different roots or derivationally linked) or by qualifying items with the meaning ‘male/female’.The use of the term gender is still fully appropriate for systems based on animacy, because structurally the systems are fully comparable.(This overlap may be greater or smaller, as we shall see in Chapter 32.) In the familiar systems such as French and German, and indeed in the majority, the link is to biological sex.