Re: "organic/non-organic intelligence gender" <was Re: Ladan andwoman's speak>
|From:||Markus Miekk-oja <torpet@...>|
|Date:||Friday, May 26, 2000, 17:43|
>I like this very very much. Same argument as I had with Barry Garcia's
>original proposal: What would cause this system to arise? Government
>language reforms? A scientific language that was adopted to public use?
>Et cetera? I don't know. That's up to the conlanger who goes ahead and
>figures it out in more depth.
(I'm figuring this out while writing, excuse the perhaps ambiguous / very
1. Certain actions would only be done by AI:s (due to technical reasons) -
with an organic, a nonorganic intelligent being and a "AI-only verb" would
"a computer does AI-only verb to an organic-being" (or something). You might
see that this
very much resembles active-stative languages.
2. Other actions would be typically human, ...
3. Some actions, on the other hand would neither be typically human or AI.
If the word order lost its importance, due to reasons 1 and 2, reason #3
perhaps trigger a gender-split.