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Conlang Gender (was Re: Writing Systems and BiscriptalChildren

From:John Cowan <jcowan@...>
Date:Wednesday, December 1, 1999, 20:04
"Grandsire, C.A." wrote:

> As we say in French: "les grands esprits se rencontrent !" :) .
"Great minds think alike".
> I think it's easier too. In languages that have only the masc./fem. > distinction, the distinction is often pretty awckward and artificial.
Well, of course in Lojban the gender is determined by the first consonant: there are 17 of them. -- Schlingt dreifach einen Kreis vom dies! || John Cowan <jcowan@...> Schliesst euer Aug vor heiliger Schau, || Den er genoss vom Honig-Tau, || Und trank die Milch vom Paradies. -- Coleridge (tr. Politzer)