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gender: animate and inanimate

From:daniel andreasson <daniel.andreasson@...>
Date:Friday, March 2, 2001, 19:34
Hey guys. I'm sorry I've been a bit off-topic and natlangy
lately. I'll try and make it up to you somehow. :)

In a discussion on another list about Swedish gender
I mentioned that there are languages that *do* have
the names "animate" and "inanimate" for their genders
or noun classes. The problem is that I actually don't
know any examples of such languages and now I've been
asked to exemplify. D'oh! :)

Could anyone give me some examples? And I mean natlangs... ;)



<> "Lea eica waenaidh mae bwochath waenë,   <>
<>  ja jordhëchaidh mae gothëje jordhëchë." <>
<>        <>
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J Matthew Pearson <pearson@...>