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Barry Garcia wrote:
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> This talk of interesting gender systems lead me to think of another. I was
> thinking for a conlang made for technologically advanced people, a gender
> system based on things like synthetic and non synthetic things. Perhaps
> for things that use electricity, and things that dont, etc.
>
> Anyway, just a thought ;)
>

I like this concept quite a bit, but there's something you'd have to
consider. Since the language would very likely have existed before the
society became technologically advanced, this gender system would have
to have been added to the language later. Since (I'd imagine) gender
systems don't pop up automatically, this society would have to have been
using electricity and making sythetic materials and such for a long
time, several thousand years. Either that or it would have to be an
auxilliary language used by all the inhabitants of the planet, to unify
it after it became technologically advanced. Say, a scientific language
that eventually found acceptance in the whole of society.

Just a though based on your thought. :o)