Re: You have a word for it?
|From:||Aquamarine Demon <aquamarine_demon@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, February 7, 2002, 6:03|
>>Hmm... Rokbeigalmki also uses the vowels _o_ and _i_ to representmasculine and feminine:
ro.ijh /ro?iZ/ = sibling
o-ro.ijh /?oro?iZ/ = brother
i-ro.ijh /?iro?iZ/ = sister<<
Cool! That's a neat coincidence... :)
I plane to use masculine and feminine suffixes on roots often. I already
have it on a bunch of family names.
>>also, IZ 'she' and OZ 'he'.<<
>>The prefix for feminine used to be _a-_ but then i realized that i wasjust giving in to needless interference from natlangs like Spanish and
Hebrew, and i changed it to be more symmetrical and fit the pronoun system
"maybe thou shalt find valimar"
~ namárië by j.r.r. tolkien<<
I used to have masculine as -(y)áto (the special symbol being a acute),
but I found that added at least one unnecessary syllable, so I simplified
it to -(y)o. (The y being there if a word ends with a vowel).
The Aquamarine Demon
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