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
> 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.