Pronouns are a form of gendered language which refers to a person through words other than their name. Common examples of pronouns are she/her/hers, he/him/his and they/them/theirs.
Though most people will choose a single pronoun set to go by, some people choose to go by multiple pronoun sets.
Some examples of pronoun sets used by English speakers to refer to individuals are:
- She/her/hers. Traditionally female. She looked at herself in the mirror, and her reflection smiled back at her.
- He/him/his. Traditionally male. He looked at himself in the mirror, and his reflection smiled back at him.
- One/one/one's. One looked at oneself in the mirror, and one's reflection smiled back at one.
- They/them/theirs. "Singular they." They looked at themself in the mirror, and their reflection smiled back at them.
- Ey/em/eirs. Elverson. Ey looked at eirself in the mirror, and eir reflection smiled back at em.
- E/Em/Eirs. Spivak. E looked at Emself in the mirror, and Eir reflection smiled back at Em.
- Xe/xem/xyrs. Xe looked at xemself in the mirror, and xyr reflection smiled back at xem.
- Sie/hir/hirs. Sie looked at hirself in the mirror, and hir reflection smiled back at hir.
- Ve/ver/vis. Ve looked at verself in the mirror, and vis reflection smiled back at ver.
- Ze/zir/zirs. Ze looked at zirself in the mirror, and zir reflection smiled back at zir.
- Ne/nem/nirs. Ne looked at nemself in the mirror, and nir reflection smiled back at nem.
- Ze/zer/zers. Ze looked at xemself in the mirror, and zer reflection smiled back at mer.
- Fae/faer/faers. Fae looked at faerself in the mirror, and faer reflection smiled back at faer.
- Per/per/pers. Per looked at perself in the mirror, and per reflection smiled back at per.