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 :-).
See the original message at http://www.egroups.com/list/conlang/?start=18600