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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
> 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 > doesn't.
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. See ya, ===================== Remi Villatel =====================