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Gender in conlangs (was: Re: Umlauts (was Re: Elves and IllBethisad))

From:Nik Taylor <yonjuuni@...>
Date:Sunday, November 2, 2003, 6:05
Remi Villatel wrote:
> The Shaqueans which are double-gendered (hermaphrodite) like most of the > animals don't need a male/female discrimination. They're not so arrogant to > think that their body in more than an animal but they also feel that they > possess something the animals don't: their spirit. Hence the discrimination > spirit/body and person/everything else they put in their language. I think > that makes the discrimination *subjective/objective* as natural as *m./f.*
I use the terms "rational/irrational" in Uatakassi for that division. It's not an important division for the language; in most cases, there's far more precision (7 genders, to be precise), but verbal inflection does go along rational/irrational lines. -- "There's no such thing as 'cool'. Everyone's just a big dork or nerd, you just have to find people who are dorky the same way you are." - overheard ICQ: 18656696 AIM Screen-Name: NikTaylor42


Nik Taylor <yonjuuni@...>Gender in conlangs (was: Re: Umlauts (was Re: Elves andIllBethisad))