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Re: Conlang Gender (was Re: Writing Systems and BiscriptalChildren

From:Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...>
Date:Friday, December 3, 1999, 23:44
"Grandsire, C.A." wrote:
> Cannot it be compared with languages with classes like > kiSwahili? I think that's not so different...
Swahili's genders are based on categories, like 1/2 is "human". Also, Swahili's genders control agreement in both verbs and adjectives. A good look at those is As far as I can tell about Lojban's genders, they are no more like Swahili's than they are like any other gender system. But, as I'm by no means an expert, I may be wrong. -- "Old linguists never die - they just come to voiceless stops." - anonymous ICQ: 18656696 AIM Screen-Name: NikTailor