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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=
>> 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=
>> 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 so
much 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 once :-).
>Mathias >
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").
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