Re: DIS: agoran language

2013-08-13 Thread Kerim Aydin


On Tue, 13 Aug 2013, Ørjan Johansen wrote:
 On Mon, 12 Aug 2013, Max Schutz wrote:
 
  i am just curious and i don't there was EVER an explanation given but i see
  e in liue he almost like pirate language i am just wondering if those
  dialects are like designated agoran language
 
 Yes, Agora traditionally uses the gender neutral Spivak pronouns: e, em, eir.
 
 A quick search reveals that they were used already in the initial ruleset.
 Perhaps they were inherited from Nomic World, I found a single use in the
 ruleset linked at
 http://www.nomic.net/deadgames/nomicworld/norrish/ruleset-1dec92.

Yes, there from the beginning.  May have been an inspiration from
Hofstadter's writings, Steve is the best early champion of Spivak to
describe how it got there.



Re: DIS: agoran language

2013-08-13 Thread Benjamin Schultz
I thought Blob was the first Agoran to insist on being addressed with
Spivak pronouns.

-- 
OscarMeyr


Re: DIS: agoran language

2013-08-13 Thread Ørjan Johansen

On Tue, 13 Aug 2013, Benjamin Schultz wrote:


I thought Blob was the first Agoran to insist on being addressed with Spivak
pronouns.


Ah right I remember his viscous persona.  And he was probably not 
coincidentally also the author of the rule using one in that Nomic World 
ruleset I linked.


Greetings,
Ørjan.

Re: DIS: agoran language

2013-08-12 Thread Ørjan Johansen

On Mon, 12 Aug 2013, Max Schutz wrote:


i am just curious and i don't there was EVER an explanation given but i see
e in liue he almost like pirate language i am just wondering if those
dialects are like designated agoran language


Yes, Agora traditionally uses the gender neutral Spivak pronouns: e, em, 
eir.


A quick search reveals that they were used already in the initial ruleset. 
Perhaps they were inherited from Nomic World, I found a single use in the
ruleset linked at 
http://www.nomic.net/deadgames/nomicworld/norrish/ruleset-1dec92.


Greetings,
Ørjan.