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How do Germans associate neologisms and borrowed nouns with a gender/linguistic feature when this is not clear from the language of origin?

New words can enter a language: they can be created out of the evolution of the society or they can be borrowed from other languages. Some examples (not so new!) that come to my mind are e-mail, to ...
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Warum ist "Bill of Rights" feminin?

Ich habe gesehen, dass die amerikanische "Bill of Rights" laut Wikipedia feminin ist und musste mich fragen, warum das so ist. Die meisten von anderen Sprachen stammenden Wörter sind sächlich und die ...
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Is "Cola" feminine or neuter?

Is "Cola" feminine or neuter? I searched a bit on Google, and came up with both feminine and neuter and I'm a bit confused. I know I can say "Eine Dose Cola" (A can of Cola) but what is Cola's ...
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Geschlecht neuer zählbarer und unzählbarer Substantive

Ich habe gerade über Geschlechter von Substantiven nachgedacht. Im Standarddeutschen ist Butter weiblich, aber soweit ich weiß, kommen landschaftlich alle drei Geschlechter vor. Weniger überraschend ...
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Gender logic, if any

I'm a native speaker of Portuguese, know some English and have been studying German. I'm trying to understand the way the gender were assigned to nouns. I thought of this hypothetical situation: a ...

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