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Re: Genderless Lingo

From:Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...>
Date:Sunday, December 19, 1999, 19:20
abrigon wrote:
> As well as apposible > thumbs and six sigets on their hands and feet. So a base 6 or > twelve?
Whichever. Different groups of humans have used bases 5, 10, 20, and a few others like 8. So, 6, 12, and 24 would be reasonable choices, whichever you prefer.
> They are a warlike race, but also have a high sense of honor.
Hmm, hermaphroditic Klingons? ;-)
> But they would look at the other races genders as forms of the > race or seperate? Maybe a word for alien or sentient (l;ike > themselves, but different) or just adopted the names for each > group (man or women, or human with some modification like > Human-strong for male and Human-care or like word for a human > female.
Well, they'd probably have a word for "alien". Perhaps they'd use something like "producer" for "female" and "contributor" for "male". Perhaps they might also borrow words for "man" and "woman" as well. But they'd probably need a word for male and female. -- "Old linguists never die - they just come to voiceless stops." - anonymous ICQ: 18656696 AIM Screen-Name: NikTailor