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Re: OFFTOPIC: Re: Sounds like...

From:Mathias M. Lassailly <lassailly@...>
Date:Thursday, November 19, 1998, 20:44
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 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 ----- See the original message at