|Date:||Thursday, July 10, 2008, 12:30|
>"David J. Peterson" <dedalvs@...> wrote:
>...semantic categorization can be a *lot* of fun for artlangs--
>especially when it comes to noun classes.
When this discussion first started I didn't think that it pertained
to me, but then, I was thinking of Roget's Thesaurus.
Senjecan nouns do fall into classes, though. The Senjecan culture
considers six to be a mystic number and there are many sextets/hexads
in the culture.
One of them is the noun classes, of which there is one for each
vowel. The -as class contains abstract nouns; the -es, animate
beings; the -is, plant life; the -os, concrete nouns; the -øs (/Q/),
aberrant beings (e.g., centaurs); and the -us, loquent beings.
BTB, I am a faithful monogamist, but that has more to do with the
conculture than the conlang. Not long after beginning the conlang I
discovered that I was much more interested in the conculture. The
conlang became one of several vehicle for developing the conculture.