Author Topic: on non-human gender labels  (Read 1129 times)

650Booger

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on non-human gender labels
« on: August 30, 2018, 04:30:16 AM »
question is simple.  how do non-human races label their own genders?  for example would a male dwarf refer to himself as a man?  or a man-dwarf, or something completely different?  a male elf calling himself a man seems weird, too.  same with the female equivalents of course.
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Cabooze

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Re: on non-human gender labels
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2018, 04:39:13 AM »
I think I see what you're getting at here, but I believe it's a general consensus through the documentation, that all hominid species on zalanthas, once upon a time, originated from a single catch-all race (either human or elf, who really knows for certain). Thusly the language of self-identification branched down through these races.

The only curiosity I would have, is how would a mantis identify itself based on gender? Would they have entirely foreign concepts for what they are? Those are the real questions.

sleepyhead

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Re: on non-human gender labels
« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2018, 07:33:43 AM »
Mantis and womantis

roughneck

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Re: on non-human gender labels
« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2018, 07:58:55 AM »
We should have he- and she- in every desc.

The slender she-elf

The round-bottom he-dwarf

The curvy she-human


Derain

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Re: on non-human gender labels
« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2018, 09:22:57 AM »
The muscular he-man

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Re: on non-human gender labels
« Reply #5 on: August 30, 2018, 11:42:47 AM »
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Miradus

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Re: on non-human gender labels
« Reply #6 on: August 30, 2018, 01:16:47 PM »

In the proper mirukkim I would refer to my masculine self as "groghardinix". But when it gets translated to the feeble human tongue of sirihish it simply comes out as "man".

All things can be explained as translation errors in sirihish. Because humans suck.

Dar

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Re: on non-human gender labels
« Reply #7 on: August 30, 2018, 02:44:00 PM »

In the proper mirukkim I would refer to my masculine self as "groghardinix". But when it gets translated to the feeble human tongue of sirihish it simply comes out as "man".

All things can be explained as translation errors in sirihish. Because humans suck.

That makes absolute sense.

Bogre

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Re: on non-human gender labels
« Reply #8 on: August 31, 2018, 03:24:36 PM »
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« Reply #9 on: August 31, 2018, 03:52:18 PM »
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Re: on non-human gender labels
« Reply #10 on: September 01, 2018, 01:39:32 PM »
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