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Sweden’s New Gender-Neutral Pronoun: Hen
1.       Mushin
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 12 Mar 2014 Wed 11:46 am

Hen was first mentioned by Swedish linguists in the mid-1960s, and then in 1994 the late linguist Hans Karlgren suggested adding hen as a new personal pronoun, mostly for practical reasons. Karlgren was trying to avoid the awkward he/she that gums up writing, and invent a single word "that enables us to speak of a person without specifying their gender. He argued that it could improve the Swedish language and make it more nuanced.

 

The whole article: here

 

I guess there is a law in Sweden for enforcing this word to be used.

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