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a conlang for a matriarchal society

Postby hremúldòs » Tue 10 Dec 2013 11:42 pm

hello all, me and an associate of mine are in need of assistance with a conlang for a matriarchal society but are not quite sure what features a language like that would possess, any suggestions or advices would be welcome
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Re: a conlang for a matriarchal society

Postby linguoboy » Tue 10 Dec 2013 11:46 pm

I don't know that it would really differ that much from the language of a patriarchal society like our own. But you could do worse than to look to Láadan for inspiration.
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Re: a conlang for a matriarchal society

Postby hremúldòs » Wed 11 Dec 2013 3:57 am

Thank you for your help linguoboy you've given me somewhere to start.
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Re: a conlang for a matriarchal society

Postby Dan_ad_nauseam » Wed 11 Dec 2013 6:21 am

A second source to consider, although less explicitly matriarchal, is Kesh, from LeGuin's Always Coming Home.
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Re: a conlang for a matriarchal society

Postby hremúldòs » Thu 12 Dec 2013 2:31 am

how would I find information on kesh if I don't own the book Always Coming Home?
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Re: a conlang for a matriarchal society

Postby Dan_ad_nauseam » Thu 12 Dec 2013 5:03 am

The book is the best source. I tried to prepare an article for Omniglot, but it was lost in a hard drive crash.
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