!*#@%%@ (joho07) wrote in linguaphiles,
!*#@%%@
joho07
linguaphiles

les toilettes

Why is the french word for bathroom (WC) plural? Did the word use to mean something else? According to wikipedia, the word comes from "toile" but that doesn't really explain it's plural usage.
Subscribe

  • Gender-neutral Spanish pronouns?

    I'm working on a speculative fiction story that needs gender-neutral Spanish pronouns. My Spanish is rusty (and was never very sophisticated to…

  • Types of pronouns across languages

    Long time lurker de-lurking for the first time in...quite a while. So, in many (West?) European languages, pronouns are usually broken down to…

  • Gendered first-person pronouns in Japanese?

    In a recent IRC discussion, someone mentioned that Japanese first-person pronouns could be gendered in some contexts. That got my attention, because…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

  • 15 comments

  • Gender-neutral Spanish pronouns?

    I'm working on a speculative fiction story that needs gender-neutral Spanish pronouns. My Spanish is rusty (and was never very sophisticated to…

  • Types of pronouns across languages

    Long time lurker de-lurking for the first time in...quite a while. So, in many (West?) European languages, pronouns are usually broken down to…

  • Gendered first-person pronouns in Japanese?

    In a recent IRC discussion, someone mentioned that Japanese first-person pronouns could be gendered in some contexts. That got my attention, because…