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lingamatics (was: Re: The last enemy

From:And Rosta <and.rosta@...>
Date:Sunday, August 5, 2007, 16:41
Kou to Mia:
> From what I knew of ea-luna, it always seemed to me a cosmic > counterbalance/counterfoil to Géarthnuns. > > Yin: ea-luna, Hawaiian > > Yang: Géarthnuns, Georgian
Aye, so it seems to me too. Is it just a matter of size (of phoneme inventory) and ruggedness and bristliness of word-forms? Or is there more to it than phonaesthesia? (Did I not lack the will to fight off flamewarriors incensed by gender-stereotyping, I would proceed to enquire whether the degree of lingamaticity of the conlangs we are attracted to correlates more with (a) our own gender or with (b) the gender of those we are drawn to as (b1) intimates or (b2) lovers. In my case, given that I've always taken a shine to Gearthnuns, it's (a).) --And.