I was pondering complications that some languages have and not others, and noticed that the lack of genders in English compared to most other European languages stands out from the rest. Most other complications a language can have involve meaning, and thus communicative usefulness, so a simpler language must either put up with imprecision at times or use some other method of conveying the same meanings. But verbal genders don't really influence the meaning of a word or phrase. They're completely arbitrary. They don't even really have the meaning that's usually ascribed to them with the mislabels "masculine" and "feminine" and such, since they're not assigned to nouns accordingly and thus can't possibly really be about gender. So they're just meaningless, arbitrary classifications of nouns into groups that have no relevance or purpose. They just make you learn more different ways of saying things and memorize an extra trait for every single noun the language has. So where did this come from? How could any language have ever developed with them in the first place?