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Re: You have a word for it?

From:Y.Penzev <isaacp@...>
Date:Thursday, February 7, 2002, 6:52
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From: Steg Belsky <draqonfayir@...>
To: <CONLANG@...>
Sent: Thursday, February 07, 2002 2:19 AM
Subject: Re: You have a word for it?

> Hmm... Rokbeigalmki also uses the vowels _o_ and _i_ to represent > masculine and feminine: > ro.ijh /ro?iZ/ = sibling > o-ro.ijh /?oro?iZ/ = brother > i-ro.ijh /?iro?iZ/ = sister > > also, IZ 'she' and OZ 'he'. The prefix for feminine used to be _a-_ but > then i realized that i was just giving in to needless interference from > natlangs like Spanish and Hebrew, and i changed it to be more symmetrical > and fit the pronoun system better.
He-he... Still {o} :: {i} opposition as m :: f may be found in Gypsy (Rromani). E.g.: {chavorro} 'boy' :: {chavorry} 'girl' {terno} 'young' ( :: {terni} 'young' (
> -Stephen (Steg)
Yitzik ~~~~~~~~~~~~~