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.
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