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Re: New to the List and New Languages

From:Muke Tever <mktvr@...>
Date:Thursday, November 28, 2002, 2:51
From: "Joseph Fatula" <fatula3@...>
> > (from Nik Taylor) > > Joseph Fatula wrote: > > > Silwen Nunáth - A mostly inflectional language, with three grammatical > > > "genders" (though based on divisions of the world, not masc/fem/neut) > > > > No need to put gender in quotation marks. Plenty of languages use > > gender systems other than masc/fem/neut, such as animate/inaniamte or > > human/non-human or human/non-human animate/inanimate. > > I'm aware of some of the other systems out there, like Swahili, but I didn't > know if they were called gender or not. Good to know.
Well, a generic [!] term that doesn't have the gender implications of "gender" is "noun classes". *Muke! --