What do ne / nim / nir pronouns mean?| Updated on
Ne / Nem / Nir is a set of gender neutral pronouns that some people and/or organisations have adopted. For example, you would say “Ne is hungry” instead of “He/She is hungry”, “Please tell nem that lunch is ready” instead of “Please tell him/her that lunch is ready”, and “This sandwich is nirs” instead of “This sandwich is his/hers”.
However, it is relatively rare to come across this set of pronouns, because of a lack of awareness, fragmentation of proposed pronouns, and the difficulty in understanding how to pronounce some of the pronouns. On the flip side, the use of the singular “they / them / theirs” as gender neutral pronouns is gaining adoption.
Check out these related LGBT terms:
- Gender neutral
- Gender neutral pronouns
- Preferred pronoun
- They / Them / Theirs
- Ve / Vem / Vir
- Xe / Xem / Xir
- Zie / Hir
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