Here’s what I was thinking when we have a job for example, we often will have different forms for whether a female or male is doing it.
Waiter / Waitress
Actor / Actress
Aviator / Aviatrix
But in each of those examples the base word is still the same. Wait is the base word or Act is the base word and we add a suffix depending on whether it’s male or female.
I was wondering are there words that describe a male or female version but do not share a base word.
Again actor and actress both share the base word ACT
I’ll make up an example:
Let’s say somone hammers rocks and we call it a hammeror if it was a male but a acmess if it was a woman.
You see the female version in my made up example has nothing in common with the male version which takes the form from the base word hammer.
I hope I’m explaining this right.
Are there examples of this in real life? I’m not sure I explained this clearly enough so I’ll post it and see who answers and if it’s not clear, I’ll try to make it so.