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lobelia.ophrys

Senior Member
French
Hello everybody,

I'm wondering if it's correct to use one of these words in my sentence and if yes, which one fits better the context?

Here's the sentence:

"[...] knows it is time for him to start a new life and finally embrace his female identity, thus becoming Lily. Now a newborn / newly born / newly trans woman, Lily starts..."

It's from the synopsis of one of my screenplays.

Thank you very much in advance!
 
  • entangledbank

    Senior Member
    English - South-East England
    I think I might use 'newly born' there, as the combination suggests 'newly created', 're-born' and so on, whereas the usual word 'newborn' more strongly suggests a baby. But all three are possible.
     

    lobelia.ophrys

    Senior Member
    French
    I think I might use 'newly born' there, as the combination suggests 'newly created', 're-born' and so on, whereas the usual word 'newborn' more strongly suggests a baby. But all three are possible.
    Thank you very much for you answer! That's what I thought because indeed, "newborn" sounds a bit too much like a baby to me.

    Thank you very much for you help!
     
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