Wednesday, November 5, 2014

genderless pronouns: zi/zym vs. xi/xym

No one looks at this blog... at all. But that's okay. Here goes:

Hello, beings on the internet,
here is a quick survey thing about genderless pronouns I'm going to use in my novel. I have chosen two that I personally like, but I can't decide between them so I'm just going to put them out there and see which one people like better.
So they are...
xi, xym, xyr, xyrs, xymself
vs.
zi, zym, zyr, zyrs, zymself
Used in sentences...
Xi likes sunsets.
That cake is for xym.
That is xyr journal.
That book is xyrs.
Xi took one for xymself
Zi likes sunsets.
That cake is for zym.
That is zyr journal.
That book is zyrs.
Zi took one for zymself.
(They are both pronounced the same way). So anyway, just leave a comment if you'd like. (Please no suggestions of other pronouns at this point or it will just confuse me more. Just stick with these two. Sorry about that!)



Also, here is a poem I wrote. There are two versions using each pronoun. Enjoy.

A different existence?
zi is here but not
do you see zym? Even if you do
Will you believe it true?
when minds are the only source
with the potential to perceive it.
zi walks along a crooked foot path
supported by miles upon miles of dirt, lava, ore,
Yet zi exists in a place
devoid of gravity.
zi is neither male nor female
zi isn’t human,
nor is zi an alien
zi isn’t a biological being and yet
zi isn’t a metaphor or symbol either
Will you believe it true?
when minds in this dimension of reality
can only contemplate so-called “reality”
from what they absorb through senses?
zi is wandering through
a physical reality that never existed here
maybe it’s somewhere
we can only access in our minds
but either way, who’s to say
It doesn’t exist?
zi bends down, picks up a sturdy vine, believes
‘maybe even this being
wonders why it exists, just the same as I do’
The thought is a black hole, and zi
looks up to the sky, away from it--
or perhaps right to it
maybe. Just maybe
zi can become beyond this--
lose zymself to
a reality of no consciousness

A different existence?
xi is here but not
do you see xym? Even if you do
Will you believe it true?
when minds are the only source
with the potential to perceive it.
xi walks along a crooked foot path
supported by miles upon miles of dirt, lava, ore,
Yet xi exists in a place
devoid of gravity.
xi is neither male nor female
xi isn’t human,
nor is xi an alien
xi isn’t a biological being and yet
xi isn’t a metaphor or symbol either
Will you believe it true?
when minds in this dimension of reality
can only contemplate so-called “reality”
from what they absorb through senses?
xi is wandering through
a physical reality that never existed here
maybe it’s somewhere
we can only access in our minds
but either way, who’s to say
It doesn’t exist?
xi bends down, picks up a sturdy vine, believes
‘maybe even this being
wonders why it exists, just the same as I do’
The thought is a black hole, and xi
looks up to the sky, away from it--
or perhaps right to it
maybe. Just maybe
xi can become beyond this--
lose xymself to
a reality of no consciousness

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