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
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 =
is derived from the female marker. Women are highly regarded in Duzgur
=F3nzer-=FC 'highly estimated friend', 'close friend'
d=FCz=FCg 'human', 'man'
D=FCzg-=FCr 'D=FCzg=FCr men'
rob (rob-=FC? :)