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Gender Neutral Pronouns

There are two sets of commonly used gender-neutral pronouns:

 sie, hir, hir, hirs, hirself
zie, zir, zir, zirs, zirself

So instead of... you may use... which is pronounced...
he/she sie


him/her hir
like "sir" with a "z"
his/hers hirs
like "sirs" with a "z"
himself/herself himself

Like "sir-self" with a "z

Note: It is often also acceptable to use the third person plural (they, them, their, themselves) instead of the third-person singular (he/she, his.hers, him/her, himself/herself) when referring to someone who has not expressed a clear pronoun choice.