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Betreft: Writing Systems and Biscriptal Children

From:Rob Nierse <rnierse@...>
Date:Wednesday, December 1, 1999, 10:08
>>> nicole perrin <nicole.eap@...> 11/30 11:08 >>>
--snip-- By the way, he also mentions things about how European women have historically been more suppressed than Americans because most European languages have gender and most feminine nouns are negative and weak while masculine ones are positive and powerful. This has subconsciously given women in Europe the notion that they are somehow inferior to men,
In Spanish some female words have the connotation of being bigger: bolso - bolsa, barco - barca etc.. What does he do with that? So, obligatory conlang reference: those of you who do have gender in your language, is it masc/fem? and are masculine nouns more powerful? In my fist language, D=FCzg=FCr, there is a honorific marker on nouns = that=20 is derived from the female marker. Women are highly regarded in Duzgur society: e.g.: onzer 'friend =F3nzer-=FC 'highly estimated friend', 'close friend' d=FCz=FCg 'human', 'man' d=FCzg-=F6r 'men' D=FCzg-=FCr 'D=FCzg=FCr men' rob (rob-=FC? :)