NOTE: The designation GN/GI, which pertains to most words in this glossary, stands for Gender-Neutral / Gender-(All)-Inclusive.
De, Des, Dem, Demself: GN/GI singular pronoun set that can be used for any deity. The “De” pronouns can begin with an upper- or lower-case letter as the user desires. This pronoun set is based on Latin dea (f) and deus (m), meaning “deity.”
Gen: (Plural gens) Alternative GN/GI stand-alone noun for the already GN/GI words “person” or “people.” Gen can also be employed as a convenient one-syllable second element in a variety of compound words, such as chairgen or congressgen.
Gen already appears as an element in many English words, such as genuine, gender, and genocide. It shares the same etymology with Spanish gente and French gens (each meaning “people”), and it can ultimately be traced back to the Proto-Indo-European root gene-. See link below:
*gene- – https://www.etymonline.com/word/*gene-
Genkind: Based on gen above, the term “genkind” is a shorter alternative for “huminkind.” Both “genkind” and “huminkind” are considered GN/GI words.
Godde: / gɒd /(plural “goddes” / gɒdz/ or “godden” / ‘gɒd – duhn /, written with an upper- or lower-case “G”) As with the terms “deity” and “divinity,” “Godde” is a GN/GI term that can be used for a deity of any gender, multiple genders, or of no gender at all. Trailblazer English endorses this “double-d” spelling, which is already in circulation and gaining in prevalence, as an Internet search of the word will show.
According to the Online Etymology Dictionary, the Germanic form of the word “god” was originally viewed as neuter, but with the coming of Christianity, its gender shifted to masculine.1 (See link below, third paragraph.)
- Online Etymology Dictionary – https://www.etymonline.com/word/god
While many people today, including Progressive Christians, see deity and the word “god” as gender neutral or gender-all-inclusive, adopting the double-d spelling “godde” signals more clearly in print the belief in the GN/GI concept of deity.
Humin: Trailblazer English puts the “I” in the word for all people! In Conventional English, the “i” following the “m” is already found in the word “humility” and in “hominid,” the term referring to any family of species to which humins belong.
Related Trailblazer English words in which the “i” follows the “m” include huminkind, huminism, and huminist, as well as huminity, and the adjective humine.
Siblinghood: GN/GI term that replaces the androcentric “brotherhood.”
Spouse: The GN/GI term used most often in Trailblazer English for any married person.
Spouseman: A male spouse. Used when it is necessary to indicate that a spouse is a man.
Spouseren: A ren who is married. Used when it is necessary to indicate that a spouse is a ren.
Spousewenn: A femele spouse. Used when it is necessary to indicate that a spouse is a wenn.
They, Their, Theirs, Them, Themself, Themselves: Trailblazer English endorses the “Singular They” as a GN/GI third-person pronoun set for use when a speaker is referring to anyone generally or when a particular gender-variant person is talking about themself.
For more on the growing acceptance of “Singular They” use for specific individuals and the reclaiming — Yes, the reclaiming! — of its use in the generic sense, see the links to two English language authorities below:
- The Oxford English Dictionary – A brief history of singular they – https://public.oed.com/blog/a-brief-history-of-singular-they/ (See first paragraph.)
- MLA Style Center – https://style.mla.org/using-singular-they/?gclid=CjwKCAiA-8SdBhBGEiwAWdgtcJvmqK4w5kDEv3DpMWTSoFBnnYCu-9qIoCq_BUqNlaRuot3kWkRBOhoCRaQQAvD_BwE