ŝli

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See also: sli, SLI, and slí

Esperanto[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Contraction of ŝi/li "s/he"

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ʃli/
  • Hyphenation: ŝli

Pronoun[edit]

ŝli (accusative ŝlin, possessive ŝlia)

  1. (rare, neologism, nonstandard) they (singular); s/he. A proposed gender-neutral singular third-person personal pronoun.
    Rigardu tiun homon. Ŝli estas alta.
    Look at that person. They are tall.

Holonyms[edit]

Synonyms[edit]

  • (rare, nonstandard) ĝi
  • (rare, neologism, nonstandard) ri
  • (rare, neologism, nonstandard) gi

Usage notes[edit]

Not official. Pronunciation of the written abbreviation ŝ/li. Occasionally used to avoid awkward repeated phrasing such as li aŭ ŝi "he or she".

Existing alternatives include expanding the use of the demonstrative pronoun tiu (that one), or Zamenhof's suggestion, ĝi.