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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 incorrect language). 1. Certain actions would only be done by AI:s (due to technical reasons) - thereby, statements with an organic, a nonorganic intelligent being and a "AI-only verb" would be interpreted: "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 would perhaps trigger a gender-split.