Glossary of Refreshed English

A Few Comments Before the Word List

This glossary contains a list of the most common Refreshed English words that visitors will find on this blog site and in my other writings.  Refreshed English differs from Conventional English — or “Cisgender Male-Centric” English — in its commitment to the linguistic inclusion of people of all gexes (i.e., gender/sex combinations) and in its respect for wennen. (Be sure to scroll down to compare the origin of the word “wenn” with the etymology of “woman” below. Then you will understand why I ‘Say Wenn!’)

Gender Terms

Several Gender Terms are also included in this glossary. Please note that these terms are presented according to how they are defined, interpreted, and used by inhabitants in the Freestanding Evolutionist Haven of Justicea, and may differ from how they are used by members of the transgender / gender-variant community in other parts of the world.

About the GN/GI Designation

Within the definitions of several words in this glossary, you will see the abbreviation GN/GI. This designation stands for a term that is Gender Neutral / Gender Inclusive.

WORD LIST

A

Agen:  A person having no gender.

Agender: Having no gender.

B

Bigen:  A bigender person.

Bigender: Having two genders.

C

Cisgender: People whose brain sex “matches” their brawn sex (from the traditional Western perspective).  For example, a person who has XX chromosomes and identifies as a wen or a person with XY chromosomes who identifies as a man is considered to be cisgender.

Cissy: A derogatory term for a cisgender person.

Comparent: A GN/GI umbrella term for any sibling of one’s parent.  A comparent can be a wen (aunt), a man (uncle), or a ren whose gender identity is located between or beyond the gender binary.  The word “Comparent” combines the Latin prefix com-, meaning “with” or “in association,” and “parent.”

D

De, Des, Dem, Demself:  GN/GI singular pronoun set used for any deity.  The “De” pronouns can begin with an upper- or lower-case letter as the user desires. They are based on Latin dea (f) and deus (m), meaning “deity.”

F

Femele: The Refreshed English orthography for the name of the sex whose spelling was changed to “female” in Male-Centric English.  Refreshed English restores the “e” that appeared in the second syllable of the Latin version of the term, thereby restoring the exclusively femele character of the word. See link below:

Feminazi:  A radical, male-hating Feminist.

Freestanding Evolution: The position that only by accepting Evolution free of any attempted literal, symbolic, and/or metaphorical correlation with misogynistic creation myths, can we humin beings truly come to an understanding of and respect for Reality, ourselves, our species, and our relationship to each other as well as to all forms of life upon the Earth and in the universe. Freestanding Evolution is the only official doctrine of the Justiceans, and its acceptance is a requirement in order to reside on the island and to gain Justicean citizenship.

G

Gen: Taken from Spanish la gente and French les gens, meaning “people,” singular noun gen and plural gens are stand-alone general terms for a person or people of any gex.  Gen is also employed as the second element in compound words, such as chairgen or congressgen, where -gen(s) provides a convenient one-syllable GN/GI third-person singular way of referring to a person or people who hold a particular position or participate in a certain activity.

Genderfluid: A person having more than one gender identity. The person’s gender identity may fluctuate, rolling back and forth fluidly along the gender spectrum.

Gender-gifted: A person having more than one gender identity. This term is sometimes used interchangeably with genderfluid.  Sometimes, however, gender-gifted people might see themselves as having multiple genders located at fixed points along the gender spectrum.

Gender Identity: The gender a person knows gerself to be, regardless of ger gender presentation or how other’s interpret ger gender.

Gender Presentation or Gender Expression: How a person presents gerself in Society in terms of gender. A person’s gender presentation can be Gender Conforming (to the traditional Western expectations) or Gender Variant.

Gender Variant: Deviating in some way from the behavior, dress, mannerisms, etc. expected from a person of a certain gender.

Genkind: Based on “gen” (See Gen above), the term “genkind” is sometimes substituted for “huminkind” by Justiceans.

Gex: The merger of the concepts of gender and sex into a unified whole. This idea is expressed as “Gender + Sex = Gex.” A person’s gex is written as two upper-case letters. The first letter denotes a person’s gender and includes such letters as A (agender), B (bigender), F (feminine), G (genderfluid/gender-gifted), M (masculine), N (neutrois), Q (queer), and S (synthois). The second letter denotes (for the most part) a person’s outwardly visible physical structure pre-transition.  There are four designations here.  X and Y are taken from the second letter of one’s sex chromosome pairing: XX or XY, which, among cisgender persons would designate a femele and male, respectively.  O is taken from XO, designating a person who has only one sex chromosome (as is the case in Turner Syndrome), and I designates an intersex person. The most commonly claimed gexes by Justiceans are FX (cisgender wen), FY (transgender wen), MY (cisgender man), FY (transgender wen), GX and GY (genderfluid/gender-gifted ren), QX and QY (queer ren), and SX and SY (synthois ren).  See definition of ren below.

Gexual Category:  The large category that a person self-identifies as according to their gex. There are three gexual categories in Justicea – Wenn, Man, and Ren.

GN/GI: An acronym for “Gender-Neutral” or “Gender-(All)-Inclusive.”

God:  Although Justiceans are nontheists, they do sometimes use this term when discussing the concept of a personal supreme energy force or deity.  Justiceans, however, consider both this force and the noun that names it to be gender-all-inclusive. Their reasoning is that if all things come from this energy force, then the force holds within the potential to be all gexes—neutrois, feminine, masculine, synthois/ wenn, man, ren.

H

Humin: The Refreshed English form for the term spelled “human” in Conventional English. Refreshed English restores the “i” that appeared in the second syllable of the Latin version of the term, which was “hominum.”  Related Refreshed English words that appear with the “i” are huminkind, huminism, and huminist, as well as huminity, and humine. Note that the word humility is already spelled with this “i” in Conventional English.

J

Justicea: Fictional island nation located in the Atlantic Ocean, thirty-four miles due west of Utopia.  Its Secular Huminist inhabitants are committed to the values of “Action and Honor,” i.e., taking action to right wrongs in order to honor all people. Two of the major ways in which they live these values are by their acceptance of the Principle of Freestanding Evolution and by their use of Refreshed English.

Justicean: A citizen of Justicea.

Justicean English: The official version of English spoken in Justicea.  Also known as Refreshed English.

K

Ke, Kes, Kem, Kemself: The third-person singular GN/GI pronoun set used in Justicea by any person self-identifying as a ren (i.e., genderfluid, gender-gifted, neutrois, non-binary, or queer).  “Ke” is an Anglicization of the Japanese word “ki,” as in Reiki, and means “life force.”

L

Living in Stealth: When a person is not “out” regarding ger true gender identity. A person decides to “live in stealth” for a variety reasons, including shame or concern about personal safety. Living is Stealth is not something that any Justicean needs to do.

M

Masculini:  A radical, femele-hating Masculinist.

Mx.:  An abbreviation of “Mix.”  Used by rens as a GN/GI honorific in lieu of the femele honorific “Ms.” or the male honorific “Mr.”

Multigen:  A person who has more than one gender, and usually three or more.

Multigender:  Having more than one gender, and usually three or more.

N

Neutrois: A neuter gender identity.

Nibling(s): A GN/GI umbrella term for the child of one’s sibling. A nibling can be a niece, a nephew, or a child whose gender identity is located between or beyond the gender binary.

Q

Quadgen:  A person who has four genders.

Quadgender: Having four genders.

R

Refreshed English: The innovative, reclaimed, and repurposed vocabulary and orthography from Eastern and Western languages used in Justicea to produce a lexicon that is more respectful and inclusive of all gexes. Also called Justicean English.

Ren: A noun used for someone who experiences ger gex as being somehow different from that of wenn or man.  Outside of Justicea, a ren may self-identify as genderfluid, gender-gifted, neutrois, non-binary, or queer.  There are three etymologies for the word “ren.  First, it is short for “gender renegade.”  Second, it can mean “gender renaissance.”  The third etymology is that “ren” comes from Mandarin Chinese, where it is the gender neutral word for “person.”

S

Sape:  A shortening of “Homo Sapien.”  “Sape” is sometimes used in Justicea instead of “humin being.”

Siblinghood:  A GN/GI term used in Justicea to replace male-centric word “brotherhood.”

Spouse: The term used most often in Justicea for any married person.

Spouseman: A male spouse.  Used in Justicea when it is necessary to indicate that a spouse is a man.

Spouseren: A ren who is married.  Used in Justicea when it is necessary to indicate that a spouse is a ren.

Spousewenn:  A femele spouse. Used in Justicea when it is necessary to indicate that a spouse is a wenn.  (Also see “wice” below.)

Synthois:  A gender identity that is a synthesis of two or more other gender identities.

T

Transgender: People whose brain sex does not “match” their brawn sex (from the Traditional Western perspective). Transgender people are often mistaken for the opposite gender if they do not undergone hormone therapy or surgery to bring their appearance “in line” with their true sex. For example, because a transgender femele has XY chromosomes, she will probably be mistaken for a male if she does not undergo a physical transition. (Think Caitlin Jenner before she transitioned). Conversely, a transgender male, who has XX chromosomes, will often be mistaken for a femele if he does not transition. Think Chaz Bono before he transitioned. (See Transition below.)

Tranny: A derogatory term for a transgender person.

Transition:  A change made by a transgender person in order to feel more in line with ger true gender. Modes of Transitioning may include the adoption of different pronouns, a legal name change, hormone therapy, or surgical procedures.

Trigen:  A person who has three genders.

Trigender: Having three genders.

U

Unigen:  A person who has only one gender. 

Unigender:  Having only one gender.

W

Wenn (plural forms: wenns or wennen): From the Mandarin Chinese “wén” where it conveys the sense of “cultured” or “civilized,” wenn is the Refreshed English term for an adult femele humin being.  Justiceans reject the word “woman” as disrespectful to the femele sex because its etymology traces back to ghwibh, a term meaning “pudenda” (i.e., c*nt) in the now-extinct Tocharian language.  See link below:

Wennequin: A department store dummy in femele form used to display wen’s clothing.

Wice(s):  From the Old English for “wise,” this word is a respectful alternative term for “spousewenn.”  Refreshed English rejects the word “wife,” which shares a common etymology with “woman.”