Re: Conlang Development With Multple Noun Cases
|From:||Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...>|
|Date:||Friday, January 1, 1999, 7:48|
list James E. Hopkins wrote:
> My only question is: looks masculine to whom?
> looks feminine to whom? That is a very Euro-centric way of looking at word
Just to play Devil's Advocate for a moment, Esperanto *was* intended
largely as a European lang, uniting the various European and
European-descended societies, where the -o/-a masc/fem distinction might
be a valid point. Of course, IMO, it doesn't matter what the vowels are
- having an obligatory vowel to terminate words can be rather annoying,
IMHO - makes borrowing and recognition difficult, which is why in my
con-IAL, there are no such obligatory endings in nouns and adjectives,
except that both frequently end in -o when borrowed from sources with
foreign phonologies, e.g., land --> lando.