Is this becoming obsolete in actual practice, like in English?

David

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11 February 2018

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Is this becoming obsolete in actual practice, like in English?

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Job titles differ depending on whether you're a man or a woman (nouns) -

Laura

Kwiziq language super star

11 February 2018

11/02/18

Bonjour David,


Not at all, quite the contrary. French is moving toward creating feminine forms for nouns that are currently masculine only, such as un pompier, which now has a feminine counterpart une pompière. There's some debate about whether this is necessary / desirable, but it's certainly not going obsolete.

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