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 Message 17 of 18
22 June 2013 at 8:32pm | IP Logged 
Hen is indeed used in Swedish (or can be) if you want to avoid referencing to gender in
3rd person.
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 Message 18 of 18
22 June 2013 at 10:54pm | IP Logged 
Well, in Indonesian the words for: he/she; brother/sister,Grandmother/grandfather... are the same. But they do have different words for mother and father.
To say girl, they say: child woman, for boy it is: child man :)but only if asked so, normally they only use the world "child" (anak)
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