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I Need Some Help! What Is The Only English Adjective That Takes An 'e' With A Feminine And Does Not Take One With A Male Article?
When these adjectives become nouns they retain the gender marking: a blonde woman is 'a blonde'.
2. The adjective naif can be only found in OED. Other dictionaries give only naive. Naif has to be seen as outdated now and naive is neutral in gender. English has already done away with French gender remnants.
I was thinking about Royal and Royale which appears in American English. Royale must have lost its adjectival nature because of its unusual postposition : Bugatti royale, battle royale . There is also royale a kind of custard...