Pattern of loanword gender

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Pattern of loanword gender

Postby Anaruk » 2007-07-14, 14:06

Is there a pattern for the gender of loanwords?

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Postby SImon Gray » 2007-07-19, 16:21

Mostly uses the same gender as the root word translated into Danish. Other than that, objects usually get a t-gender while persons and other animated things get an n-gender.

en manager (person or like "en bestyrer")
et design (object)
en raison d'être (like "en grund til at eksistere")

And so on.

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