As far as I can tell, none of his Elvish languages did – is there any indication that e.g., Khuzdul or Westron might have?

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    Tolkien's earlier languages had gendered pronouns.
    – ibid
    Sep 18 at 20:02
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    There's so little Khuzdul defined that it's not possible to know the answer. Sep 18 at 22:59
  • Following ibid's prompt, here's an Early Quenya example: elfdict.com/w/she/eq?include_old=1 Sep 19 at 12:04
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    You can also dig backwards in time here (apologies for all the false positives) through various languages: elfdict.com/w/he?include_old=1. In particular Adûnaic has separate he/she: elfdict.com/w/he/ad?include_old=1, which suggests Westron might. Sep 19 at 12:10
  • Taliska might have grammatical gender, since it's said to be based on Germanic languages. We'll see when the grammar is out, as has been promised decades ago,
    – Eugene
    Sep 21 at 9:03


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