#AtoZChallenge, Day 24: Elvish Pronouns

XBecause elves typically do not have a gender, elvish pronouns do not match the binary “he/she” construction common to English.  Elvish pronouns begin with X, meaning that I am the only participant in the A to Z Challenge who had an easier time finding a word for X than he did for J.

Elvish pronouns are as follows:

He/she:  Xe
His/hers: Xir

The genderless “they” and “their” can be used for multiple elves.

My theme for this year’s A to Z challenge is my series The Benevolence Archives.  You can learn more about the series by going to the Amazon page for Volume 1 here or add it to a Goodreads shelf here.  

Previously: Whisper-on-the-Waters.


Published by

Luther M. Siler

The author of SKYLIGHTS, THE BENEVOLENCE ARCHIVES and several other books.

3 thoughts on “#AtoZChallenge, Day 24: Elvish Pronouns

      1. Many, probably most, words in English that start with X are derived from Greek where, to this day, the letter ξ is pronounced ‘ks’. I tried that, but it doesn’t roll off the tongue as easily as ‘z’.


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