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Re: New language Noygwexaal

From:Damian Yerrick <tepples@...>
Date:Thursday, March 24, 2005, 3:43
"Henrik Theiling" <theiling@...> wrote:
> > > q /D/ > > Hahaha! :-)
> (Why do the orcs use Latin characters, btw?)
Because they use the internets, of course! :-)
> > There are 6 noun classes: warm/bright, hard, soft, liquid/wet, > > abstract/immaterial, and magical. > > So I take the classes are grammatically assigned and sometimes > unexplainably illogical, right? I mean, there are warm *and* hot > things, just to give one example. And the moon -- well -- it is > neither warm nor bright -- at least it's not bright by emitting it's > 'own' energy.
In addition to the infrared vision explanation, justify it diachronically by appealing to a conculture: When gender was being grammaticalized so many years ago, did their astronomers know that moons do not produce light?
> I have another question: what's orkish about this lang? Is it your > definition that it's spoken by orcs?
Again diachronically: orkish nation conquered by elves and/or "elvish"-speaking men, either militarily or through trade. -- Damian