My pronouns are:

ne/nem

(Neopronoun “ne/nem”)

Example usage in sentences:

  • I think ne is very nice.
  • I asked nem if I can borrow nir pencil.
  • Ne told me that the house is nirs.
  • Ne said ne would rather do it nemself.

Table:

Subject Object Possessive determiner Possessive pronoun Reflexive
ne /ni/ nem /nəm/ nir /nəɹ/ nirs /nəɹz/ nemself /nəmˈsɛlf/

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Examples from cultural texts:

Neopronoun “ne/nem” (ne/nem)

  • A.C. WiseNon-binary authors to read – May 2020 (The Book Smugglers), 2020

    • Matthias Klein is an author and collector of dead things and my recommended starting place for nir work is “The Art of Quilting”, which first appeared in the anthology Survivor edited by Mary Anne Mohanraj and JJ Pionke and reprinted in Transcendent 4: The Year’s Best Transgender Speculative Fiction edited by Bogi Takács.
  • Susan Driver, Natalie Coulter Youth Mediations and Affective Relations, 2018

    • Kay's experience of romantic attraction is different from mainstream narratives about romance. Being able to sum up nir specific, personal experience of romantic attraction with a single word—akoiromantic— makes it easier for Kay to communicate nir feelings and needs to the people around nem.

What's the deal with pronouns?

We all have pronouns. They're those words that we use instead of calling someone by their name every time we mention them. Most people use “he/him” and “she/her”, so we automatically assume which one to call them based on someone's looks. But it's actually not that simple…

Gender is complicated. Some people “don't look like” their gender. Some prefer being called in a different way from what you'd assume. Some people don't fit into the boxes of “male” or “female” and prefer more neutral language.

This tool lets you share a link to your pronouns, with example sentences, so that you can show people how you like to be called.

Why does it matter? Because of simple human decency. You wouldn't call Ashley “Samantha” just because you like that name more or because “she looks like a Samantha to you”. Or even if she does have the name “Samantha” in her birth certificate but she absolutely hates it and prefers to use “Ashley”. And it's the exact same story with pronouns – if you don't want to be rude towards someone, please address them properly. The only difference is that we usually know names, but not pronouns. We introduce ourselves with a name, but not pronouns. Let's change that!

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