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And back to gender in conlangs (was Re: Arabic article (was: Corpses))

From:Paul Bennett <paul-bennett@...>
Date:Monday, November 10, 2003, 20:23
On Mon, 10 Nov 2003 14:27:25 -0500, Isidora Zamora <isidora@...>

> I ... asked which > logical gender a human corpse ought to belong to. I think that my answer > for the Cwendaso was epicene. I don't think that the Trehelish lanuage > has > the same gender catagories as the Cwendaso language, so I don't know how > they would gender one, although they do believe that there is something > still living in it.
I think I missed the start of the thread, or at least the substantive portion of it. AFMCL, roots are not inherently gendered, but a corpse in usual discussion would be Gender 4 = 3rd Person Inanimate. The Thagojians are basically Christian (although I've far from settled even the broadest strokes of their actual belief system -- I suspect it'll jive with Coptic Orthodox, once I even know what that entails), seeing the division between the body and the soul as fairly well taken-for-granted. Paul