Ve/Ver Pronoun

Anyone, regardless of gender identity or expression, may use the sets of pronouns ve/ver neopronouns.

It is unknown when the ve/ver/vis pronoun set was developed. This pronoun set’s creator and creation date are unknown, and it’s possible that several people worked independently to develop it. Greg Egan, who used the word in his books Distress (1995) and Diaspora, is responsible for its most well-known usage (1998). These pronouns are occasionally credited to Egan, although that doesn’t seem to be the case and he has never stated that he invented them.


What Are Neopronouns?

Instead of using their name to identify themselves, people sometimes use pronouns. He/him/his and she/her/hers, for instance, are normally masculine and feminine pronouns, respectively. Gender-neutral pronouns, however, may be more comfortable for some people. They/them/theirs, used in the single to refer to a person in a non-gendered fashion, are the most typical gender-neutral pronouns. You are encouraged to switch between several pronouns in conversation because some people will use multiple sets.

Neopronouns are a class of new (neo) pronouns that are more frequently employed when referring to individuals instead of “she,” “he,” or “them.” Ve/ver/vis, xe/xem/xyr, ze/hir/hirs, and ey/em/eir are a few examples. Neopronouns can be used by anyone, but transgender, non-binary, and/or gender nonconforming individuals use them the most frequently.

Neopronoun “ve/ver”

An older illustration of ve/ver can be found in Keri Hulme’s 1984 book The Bone People. The May 1970 edition of Everywoman has the first recorded use of the word “ve.” Although almost identical, this collection is lacking. Without the predicative possessive and reflexive being recorded, it included ve/vir/vis.

It’s possible that a pronouny user came up with the variant ve/ver pronoun set.

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