A community for the dragon language of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

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June 18, 2020

Gender Neutral Pronouns

My girlfriend and I just started learning Dovahzul and we're loving it! However, I'm nonbinary, so I prefer gender neutral singular first person pronouns. These don't exist in the language. I can't use they/nust or it/nii because of their lack of possessive forms. Has anyone come up with a nonbinary pronoun option? Right now I'm thinking of something going with the pattern of r-vowel-k, like rek and rok. Maybe rik or ruk? Thanks!

Category: General


June 18, 2020
I don't know if it can help, but in the Elder Scrolls universe dragons have no gender, they're neither male nor female. However the pronoun they use to talk to each other is "Rok"(He), the possessive pronoun being "Ok"(His) :

"Dovahkiin los ok dovahkriid."
(The Dragonborn is his {Alduin} dragonslayer)

In this way, "Rok" (and "Ok") could be used to indicate neutral gender. Also, it is said that "Rek/Ek"(She/Her) were created by men to indicate feminine gender, they don't exist in the original Dovahzul spoken by dragons.


June 18, 2020

As far as I know, community made words aren't used on this site anymore. As for possessive forms of They and it, Nustiil, Nust "They" with the possessive suffix -ill "Your", no idea if that combination works or not but its there. Or the words "Nust piraak" "They have" could work. For it/it's the word Nii "it" already contains a possessive suffix for "His/Her's/it's" which is -ii. But you could also say Niiro, Nii "it" with the possessive suffix -ro, which means " 's " Also unsure if that works or not.