Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1996/06/04

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Subject: Re: Help!
From: "Roger L. Beamon" <>
Date: Tue, 4 Jun 1996 16:23:47 -0700 (MST)

>Apologies to the rest of the group. I'm simply asking why Leica is used as a
>feminine word in French, and flash as a masculin one.

No problem, except getting an answer. That question could be asked of any
language that attaches gender to their nouns. I don't think any logic
prevails, does it? Isn't it merely custom and usage that prevails? Of
course, next you ask, how did custom come about?  AARRRRRGGHHH!
       Roger Beamon,   Natural History Interpreter & Photographer
                                  Docent: Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum