For My Spawn Points & Wombmates
- responsible adult ("RA" for short)
- meal planner
- diaper dealer
- DNA donor
- spawn point
- anklebiter (if younger)
- yardstick (if older)
- kind soul
- fellow stranger
- air sharer
- dear (works for everyone)
- love (works for everyone)
- young one
*Cheat: Steal them from other languages
Malay: orang, kawan
Bengali: সে (şé)
Telugu: -ది (-di)
Chechen: иза (iza)
Bashkir: ул (ul)
Kazakh: ол (ol)
Mongolian: тэр (ter)
Uyghur: ئۇ (u)
Tatar: ул (ul)
Georgian: ის (is)
Tibetan: ཁོང (khong)
Persian: او (u)
Cherokee: Ꭰ- (a-), Ꭴ- (u-)
Comanche: iʔ, maʔ, oʔ, uʔ
So English lacks the gender neutral options other languages have already. Just pick the ones you like and "borrow" them like the English do with everything else in the world.
- Use their name (and work on remembering it!)
- Use their nickname (with permission)
- Use their title/profession ("doctor" "professor" "student" "cadet")
pronoun (he/him/his/she/her/hers): ze/zim/zis
parent (mom/mother/dad/father): zether, zed (I recently found out from batmaninwuhan that a zether is a musical instrument, and I feel like that just makes the word that much cooler)
term of respect (ma'am/sir): sher/zar (at some point some kid used to call me "sher" and I decided that I liked it as a gender neutral term)
general title (Miss/Ms./Missus/Mrs./Mister/Mr.): This one I'm really not sure about. I kind of like "Master." That seems like something that can be used across all genders, and it's a word that already exists, which makes it easier to be adapted to nonbinary purposes.
I forgot to include this in the challenge, but if you want, you can do something for "guy" or "girl." Mine would be "no-bi." I sort of like the way it flows.
Let me know what you think!
Just to add a few more to the list:
Wiin: Ojibwe. He/she him/her.
Wiya: Cree. Broad 3rd person term that can refer to people of either gender, animals, or objects. I thought this was an interesting one because it is so different from the way we catergorize things.
Two-Spirit: Is the general aboriginal term for a person with both a masculine and feminine spirit. Called “winkt” in Lakota.