• Esmeralda Mustafić philosophy faculty in Zenica
Keywords: natural gender, grammatical gender, foreign nouns, adjustment


Gender is grammatical category which is present only in independed words, like nouns and some pronouns. Gender is category which coordinates with adjective words, and quite often, with verbs. Gender can be male, female and there is a gender which is in some sort of middle gender, so we can just call it middle gender. If we judge only this definition, we can come to one conclusion – words can only be female, male or middle gender.
However, we can often get to some nouns which signify male persons and they are male gender by nature, but they are grammaticly female gender. Also, some nouns can signify male and female gender at the same time. All this can lead to hesitation in odredering gender of this nouns. Further on, we are witnesses of increasing iterference of other languages in our language. This refers to nouns of foreign origin and their adjustment in bosnian, serbian or croatian language.


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How to Cite
Mustafić, E. (2018). ABOUT GENDER IN OUR LANGUAGE. Knowledge International Journal, 22(6), 1629 - 1632. Retrieved from https://ikm.mk/ojs/index.php/KIJ/article/view/2857