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.