Animal

From Teflpedia

An animal is "a multicellular eukaryotic organism of the type that form the biological kingdom Animalia"[1]

Humans are animals, though typically the word animal is typically used to describe what should pedantically be called a "non-human animal". The rest of this article focuses on non-human animals.

Form[edit]

In English, when talking about animals, speakers use a mixture of pronouns depending on context. If the animal is male, we may use masculine pronouns; if it is female we may use feminine pronouns. We also use the neuter pronouns. The gendered pronouns carry connotation of personal agency, which more intelligent animals possess.

Pedagogy[edit]

Young learners have a propensity towards animal noises, learning about animals and animal stories.


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