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Re: Nauradi

From:Scotto Hlad <scott.hlad@...>
Date:Monday, November 24, 2008, 2:57
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Behalf Of Amanda Babcock Furrow
Sent: Sunday, November 23, 2008 5:52 PM
Subject: Re: FW: Nauradi

Are you perhaps wedded to the idea that "man" and "woman" be expressed
as "person (m.)" and "person (f.)"?  If this is a favorite feature of
Nauradi, then maybe it is more in keeping with the language's ethos
to keep the male and female suffixes.

Thanks for writing back.
I'm thinking more in terms of animate entities that a language-group may not
find significant. Do we need to ball a female rabbit a doe? Not necessarily.

But culture requires a separate word for man and woman. Historically, cows
and bulls would have had crucial roles agriculturally so separating them
would have been a necessity. I'm just looking for the ability to allow a bit
more generality.

Thinking about the pronoun conundrum, it doesn't seem so crucial to have a
male or female pronoun.