Well, I did notice on your game post how you used a new pronoun for the alien. Honestly I am not too sure how to feel about that. I mean, the thing about making new pronouns is that if everyone is otherwise just speaking English and you throw out an alien word, it's kinda jarring. Though admittinglly English borrows words all the time, so it would make a degree of sense if it was borrowed for some new concept of gender. Like for a race that has three main gender roles, none of which really are directly parallel to 'male' or 'female'. But if you do do that, I wanna know how it works, especially if they have three sexes too. Give me the messy details yo! Though what about a race that doesn't even think gender is a meaningful construct, or understand what it is, and/or their language just doesn't use gendered pronouns at all and the whole idea baffles them a bit?
The above text from user Kayzee made me want to make this entry.
The He'Eleans actually don't have a concept of gender. Pronouns are given based on current social standing. Vanity, for instance, was a part of the He'Elean royalty, but for reasons I cannot explain because of spoilers, he was exiled from his planet and given the nov/novs pronouns. Another He'Elean you meet later in the game has different pronouns entirely (neb/nebs), due to being a relatively high member of the He'Elean royalty. The He'Eleans do not have any sort of gender sense, as they all have the same types of organs. They are a mammal species (in a sense, I went with some form of "spicy human" for the ease of digestion of the characters, as Vanity nebself is one of the main four characters in the game), so they gestate a child in the womb for some time and give birth. However, this is something all He'Eleans can do. All He'Eleans can also impregnate another. This is, however, not a focus of the game or story. Just an interesting fact. (I make sure I come up with every possible detail for a species when I make it, even if the detail is entirely useless. I am just strange that way.) Because of this, and because there are no distinguishing characteristics to create a binary/trinary/etc., pronouns are used for status.
The pronoun hierarchy is as follows:
High royalty - Neb/nebs
Low royalty - Lun/luns
Commoner - Sol/sols
Prisoner - Voi/vois
Exiled - Nov/novs
I am open to questions.