Re: THEORY: Language for a Multi-Species Society: Non-SexBased Gender Among AIs
|From:||Rodlox R <rodlox@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, July 21, 2005, 1:45|
>From: tomhchappell <tomhchappell@...>
>Reply-To: Constructed Languages List <CONLANG@...>
>Subject: Re: THEORY: Language for a Multi-Species Society: Non-SexBased
>Gender Among AIs
>Date: Wed, 20 Jul 2005 22:26:03 -0000
>[SEX-BASED "GENDERS" AS SUB-GENDERS OF "LIVING"]
>First, "Living" entities are those that can grow or spread or
>Sex-based genders will apply only to those that can spread and
>multiply, in the sense of, reproduce themselves.
if a rock breaks, going from being one rock, to being four rocks...?
>So "Living" entities that can only grow or spread, but not multiply,
>will be of "neuter" subgender.
how do you classify the fungus in the northern USA ? it's a single
organism, yet its bigger than a forest.
>The main subgender will be Feminine, which will apply to all entities
>which can "bear" young. This will include asexually-reproducing
>organisms, and machines that can copy themselves.
>There will also be a subgender of Masculine, which will apply to any
>entity that can "fertilize" a Feminine entity
what about parasitic wasps?
>to "bear" "young" that will then "resemble" both "her" and "him".)
the wasps lay eggs in living animals, and when the infant finishes eating,
it emerges from the host - though it only looks like the egg-layer.
>contain Feminine entities; whereas, any entity that can reproduce
>itself without the help of another will be Feminine.