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Re: Male and female animals

From:Steg Belsky <draqonfayir@...>
Date:Monday, October 28, 2002, 3:22
On Sun, 27 Oct 2002 20:42:33 -0500 Herman Miller <hmiller@...> writes:
> On the other hand, it might be interesting to do without specific > words > entirely, even for humans! So "woman" would be "she-human" (urvi^va) > and > "buck" would be "he-deer" (mi^vo.^sa). > -- > languages of Azir------> > ---<>--- > hmiller (Herman Miller) "If all Printers were determin'd not to
- Rokbeigalmki works like that: iz = she oz = he mald = human being i-mald = woman o-mald = man beijambal = bear i-beijambal = she-bear o-beijambal = he-bear slyihthl = snake i-slyihthl = she-snake o-slyihthl = he-snake You could (if you really wanted) use the epicene/common prefix |uh-| to specify "human (or whatever) of indeterminate/nonimportant gender", or |u-| for 'neuter'. But that'd only be used for say, androgynous statues or images. -Stephen (Steg) "throw your hands in the air"