Last modified on 28 March 2013, at 15:34

Talk:prostitute

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If I were to state in a sentence... "They have prostituted themselves to foreign idealogies."

Would that be a proper way of using the word?

Meaning to "sell" or "give" themselves up to foreign idealogies. -unsigned comment

Yeah I think so.--70.112.108.51 13:18, 1 July 2006 (UTC)

Catalán-prostitutaEdit

Vaya listo este, cuando le conviene, o no encuentra palabras en catalán, utiliza el castellano.

croatian alphabet doesn't have accents on O or UEdit

It says

  1. Croatian: pròstitūtka hr(hr) f., kȗrva hr(hr) f.

but that is not Croatian spelling, I think its Czech, see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Croatian_alphabet http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Czech_alphabet

Its the same for

  1. Macedonian: проститутка mk(mk) (prostitútka) f., курва mk(mk) (kúrva) f. (vulgar)
  2. Russian: проститутка ru(ru) (prostitútka) f

see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Romanization_of_Macedonian http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Romanization_of_Russian

If you click on the word, you will see that it does not really have any accents. The accents are only in the display to show the pitch accent: e = non-tonic short vowel; ē = non-tonic long vowel; è = short vowel with rising tone; é = long vowel with rising tone; ȅ = short vowel with falling tone; ȇ = long vowel with falling tone. —Stephen (Talk) 06:50, 29 January 2011 (UTC)
I see that this wikipedia page says that, but this isn't explained anywhere on wiktionary, and its frequently listed as 'Roman spelling' and not under pronounciation, like IPA spelling. The Cyrillic spelling frequently doesn't have accents while the Roman spelling does. I've also never seen this notation used in a dead tree dictionary of Russian/Croatian/English.

SexistEdit

I found this article slightly sexist,especially using the definition "woman or other person". How about just "person"?

Because it's traditionally and most commonly a woman: that is a reasonable first inference when reading most material. Equinox 15:33, 28 March 2013 (UTC)
Would "a person, usually female" sound better to you? Equinox 15:34, 28 March 2013 (UTC)