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Word classification

From:caeruleancentaur <caeruleancentaur@...>
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. Charlie


ROGER MILLS <rfmilly@...>