Genders (was Re: Láadan and woman's speak
|From:||Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, June 4, 2000, 5:27|
Jarkko Hietaniemi wrote:
> As a datapoint I can point out a natlang with no trace of grammatical
> gender whatsoever in its nouns or pronouns: Finnish. There are *no*
> articles and only two 3rd person singular pronouns: 'hän' (used for
> males and females) and 'se' (animals and inanimates).
Actually, that is a grammatical gender, between human and non human.
Chinese, on the other hand, has only _ta_, which can be used for any
> # There is this special biologist word we use for 'stable'.
> # It is 'dead'. -- Jack Cohen
I like that quote.
"If the stars should appear one night in a thousand years, how would men
believe and adore, and preserve for many generations the remembrance of
the city of God!" - Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Glassín wafilái pigasyúv táv pifyániivav nadusakyáavav sussyáiyatantu
wawailáv ku suslawayástantu ku usfunufilpyasváditanva wafpatilikániv
wafluwáiv suttakíi wakinakatáli tiDikáufli!" - nLáf mÁldu nÍmasun
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