Emojiself pronouns are a form of gender neutral neopronouns. They are similar to nounself pronouns but instead of using letters they use emojis or other pictograms. They might be used for a number of reasons, such as one liking the way the emoji looks, liking the way they may sound in their head, or because one feels the emoji describe them or reflect something about their gender well.
Emojiself pronouns are meant to be text based communication only. They cannot be pronounced and are not intended to be pronounced. They may not have spoken alternatives. Most emoji pronoun users have auxiliary pronouns to be used in spoken conversation. Some emoji pronoun users will use a nounself pronoun set based on the emoji, for example, if one's uses the pronoun "🍓" they may use an alternate pronoun set like "stra/straself", "ber/berryself, or "berry/berryself". Other emojiself pronoun users might use pronouns like he, she, they, or other pronouns that are unrelated to the emoji in spoken conversation. Others may go by no pronouns in speech.
Most emojiself pronouns follow the same grammatical formula, with the only thing changed being the emoji itself so only one example will be given.
- Nominative: 🍓 (🍓 went to the store.)
- Accusative: 🍓 (I met 🍓 today.)
- Pronominal possessive: 🍓s (If 🍓 does not get a haircut, 🍓s hair grows long.)
- Predicative possessive: 🍓s (If I need a phone my friend will let me borrow 🍓s.)
- Reflexive: 🍓self (🍓 has to drive 🍓self to school.)
It is unknown when the term was coined, however, it has been used amongst the community since 2017.
The emojiself pronoun flag was created by Tumblr user uncommongenders on June 5, 2018. It has no confirmed meaning. The alternate flag was created by a user that goes by Unicornian on March 23, 2021. The yellow stands for the classic yellow emojis, white is for non-conformity, green is for plant-based pronouns, pink is for flower or love themed emojis, purple is for cute emojis, blue is for water-related emojis, light red is for soft pronouns and animal emojis, red is for fiery or devil emojis, and dark violet is for dark emojis.