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".