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If Minki is that bored, Why don’t they start teaching?

Why is grammer being thrown out the window here? “They” is to discribe more that one person. The correct term for Mink is “he/she” as english has no gender neutral pronoun unless everyone wants to use “it” to discribe him/her.

They has been used as a gender neutral singular pronoun in the english language for just about as far back as english has been a written language. Even Shakespeare was known to use it as such. So, the grammar is fine. Don’t be pedantic if the facts are not on your side.

The facts are on my side. It’s the real life application that is not.

My two cents: Saying “he/she” all the time is unnecessarily verbose. Alternating between he and she (like White Wolf did in the World of Darkness system) is also unnecessary. Anyone who insists on being called a custom pronoun like “Ze” is a pretentious twit suffering from Special Snowflake Syndrome. So, IMO… in this case, “they” is a perfectly good pronoun.

Also, the Oxford English Dictionary agrees with me: “The word “they” (with its counterparts them, their, and themselves) as a singular pronoun to refer to a person of unspecified gender has been used since at least the 16th century. . . In other contexts, coming after singular nouns, the use of “they” is now common, though less widely accepted, especially in formal contexts.”

Does that mean Mink is first in line for the next clan leader?

Mink might just be the youngest of Jin’s descendants, and Jin’s hedging her bets on the future by making sure she’s got at least one clan member in a theoretically untouchable location, as you kinda need one member for more in the clan. It’s why both Taun and Fa’Lina both have poked Dan about future kids, after all.

They could also be the oldest of the in SAIA living Jin clan members, meaning when a new one comes in the oldest gets to leave. The clan leader page mentions the majority (so more than one) of the clan lives at SAIA and aren’t allowed to leave.

Of course staying means no new descendants, and no new descendants means the current ones can’t leave, so it is a slow process to break out of.

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