Re: Gender [was: RE: Betreft: Writing Systems and Biscriptal Children]
|From:||Patrick Dunn <tb0pwd1@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, December 2, 1999, 1:47|
On Wed, 1 Dec 1999, FFlores wrote:
> Most of my langs don't have gender; it looks messy to me (and unexotic!).
> But most of them do distinguish fem/masc/inanimate in 3rd person pronouns.
Just a word in favor of gender: one advantage to gender is the
word-building power it gives you. You yourself point it out by showing
the differences, in Spanish, between, for example, bolso and bolsa. This
is handy in conlang terms -- saves a little time in vocabulary building.