phantom_belcher (phantom_belcher) wrote in little_details,

  • Mood:

Unisex pronouns

I'm working on a series of short stories set in a science-fiction/space-opera setting, and I've run into one little snag.

I've got a race of crystalline, asexual beings; one gender for the race. As they're asexual, the standard third-person pronouns of "he" and "she" don't really apply, and they're insulted when refered to as "it".

Are there any suggestions for third-person asexual pronouns that I could use, both in speech and as part of the story, that would work? I'm tentatively using "hir" as the objective and possessive pronoun, but the singular (he/she/it) part is starting to annoy me as, apparently, such a pronoun does not currently exist in either the Queen's English or in American English.

Recent Posts from This Community

  • Post a new comment


    default userpic
    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.

Recent Posts from This Community