Re: OFFTOPIC: Re: Sounds like...
|From:||Christophe Grandsire <christophe.grandsire@...>|
|Date:||Friday, November 20, 1998, 11:12|
At 20:44 19/11/98 -0000, you wrote:
>Joshuah wrote :
>> Hey, cool... I used to think in terms of number-genders and= letter-genders
>> when I was a little kid, too; I haven't a clue why, but 2, 4, 5, and 6
>> seemed definitely male to me, 3, 7, 8, and 9 definitely female; 0 and 1
>> were neutral, though sometimes I thought of 1 as male; the letters had= their
>> genders as well and all the numbers up past 20 had colors, some of
>> the letters also.
>Same to me (before that horrible math-teacher made me hate maths I liked somuch before) except that 2 and 8 were 'hermaphrodite'. As I was 12 my first
conlang's 'base' (a French word I can't guess how to translate in English)
was 2-and-8 and I believe now it was because it could express both my then
growing attraction to women and my respect for them (I'm not kidding for
All this conversation seems very odd for me. I never ever gave any
colour or gender to numbers or letters. Even when I created conlangs with
genders, the gender of letters was totally random (like the fact that in
French, letters are masculine: "un A, le B" whereas they are feminine in
Spanish: "una A, la B").
>See the original message at= http://www.egroups.com/list/conlang/?start=3D18600
> Christophe Grandsire
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