Thursday, November 16, 2006

what's in the name?

Can a girl be named 'Ramu'. Can a boy have a name 'Sita'. If no, why?
Do names have Gender? How do we distinguish between boy's and girl's names?

What relates a name to a gender?

These type of small things makes us different from computers. Can we make a computer which will tell us the gender based on the name?

Can you tell the gender from the names? Try for the below names. (These are Russian names which you may have not heard before, if you predict the gender correctly and if you know how you came to know the gender, please let me know)


Agnessa
Alek
Alina
Amaliji
Anechka
Dima
Duscha
Fayina
Fedya
Katia
Larissa
Nadya
Petya

No prizes for guessing right!!!

2 comments:

ritesh said...

I'll try my guess

Agnessa - sounds like melissa -f
Alek -m
Alina -f
Amaliji -m
Anechka -f
Dima -f
Duscha -m/f
Fayina -f
Fedya -f
Katia -f (heard it before)
Larissa -f
Nadya -f
Petya -f

I think I am wrong :P

p said...

you got 7 out of 13 right!!!
Do you change your answers if the pronunciation of the names is diferent from what you are thinking??

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