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Re: [ot] Linux gender in French

On Sat, Nov 01, 2003 at 09:50:08PM -0600, Scott C. Linnenbringer wrote:
> On Sat, Nov 01, 2003, at 21:01 -0600, John Hasler wrote: 
> > What is the gender of Unix?
> L'unix sounds pretty cool.
> Would that make it feminine?

"l'" can be either masculine or feminine. You see in french you "can't"
have two vowels in a row, so they drop the "e" or "a" from le and la,
and replace it with an appostrophy.

On the other hand you don't have that with "un" or "une" and it's
Un Unix.

So it's masculine.

Bijan Soleymani <bijan@psq.com>

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