Re: Gender in conlangs (was: Re: Umlauts (was Re: Elves and IllBethisad))
|From:||Remi Villatel <maxilys@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, November 6, 2003, 0:52|
Nik Taylor wrote:
>>These grammatical genders are meant to separate what is or looks like a
>>person from what doesn't. During my hard brainshaking, I thought about
>>"personal gender" vs "impersonal gender" but I stumbled on "personal[---CUT---]
> What about sentient/nonsentient? The primary use is for your sentient
> beings, yes? With personalized animals also being included.
> Rational/Irrational is another terminology I've seen for languages that
> have a gender including humans, gods, spirits, etc. vs. one that
So be it! Shaquelingua has 2 genders: rational and irrational.
Thank you! I'm kissing your feet... ;-) I was really short of ideas and
tired of exploring neuter conlangs.