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
>I like that! But I'd use a division within each gender, instead of =creating
>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.