THE ROYAL SPANISH ACADEMY AND LESS GENDER-INCLUSION

A movement has apepared, championed by LGBTQ and feminist groups. In this movement, speakers are motvated to use the letter ‘e’ as a replacement to both the Spanish masculine ‘o’ and the feminine ‘a.’ However, despite such efforts, the Royal Spanish Academy, the foremost authority on Spanish grammar and vocabulary, has delayed its formal reaction to this movement. 

The challenge for those within the Spanish language community is high. For example, the gendering of the language is extreme, where most aspects of the language are conjugated as either male of female. Pronouns, adjectives, and nouns are all shaped in such a way, in the same way that other proximal languages such as Greek and Italian are. As an example of the attempt to alter the gendered form of the language, the ‘@’ or the l’x’ have been appropriated to create a more inclusive form. 

The Royal Spanish Academy, as Spain’s official royal institution purporting to assure that the Spanish language maintains its quality, is located in Madrid, Spain. Until the present time, the Royal Spanish Academy, as the global standard for Spanish, has not acted effectively to recognize and to accommodate such an intended change. However, the Academy has suggested that the form is ‘artificial and unnecessary,’ largely owing ot the fact that the masculine-plural form signifies such an intention, already encompasses all genders.