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Re: GROUPLANG: Genders

From:Herman Miller <hmiller@...>
Date:Thursday, October 15, 1998, 4:16
On Wed, 14 Oct 1998 19:31:32 -0300, Pablo Flores
<fflores@...> wrote:

>I like that! But I'd use a division within each gender, instead of =
>new ones. Let us say three different inflections for each gender. >These could replaced demonstratives in this usage: one of them means >"the last [person/animal/thing etc.] mentioned", the other means >"the one before that", and the third one "the one before THAT". They >could cover the meanings of English "the latter", "the former". > >When you use a pronoun inflected this way, you'll be able to distinguish >between three different third persons. If you inflect "nouns" this way, >you'll also be able to distinguish between three different buyers, >sellers, teachers, or students.
Sounds fine with me.