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Re: You

Posted: 21 Sep 2014 02:15
by k1234567890y
I keep swaying my heart afar and toward myself over various rumors. so...

Alias(es): k1234567890y, various names from anime-manga-videogame girl characters(e.g. Neptune Purple Heart, Kirino Kousaka/高坂桐乃, KOS-MOS, etc.), which may change according to the characters I like
Location: Somewhere in East Asia, not Japan or South Korea
Date of birth: 20th/may
Gender: prefer not to say
Occupation: none
Interests: Constructed languages and cultures, cute moe anime girls like Nep-nep
Favorite music: guess from my list on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=F ... dJYgDu9iVg
Political ideology: the result was economically leftish and politically more democratic, however, my political ideology could be in fact inconsistent
Conlangs: see here: http://cals.conlang.org/people/472/
Where do you see yourself in ten years? I don't know
Other info:
My Pixiv: http://www.pixiv.net/member.php?id=740381
My Deviantart: http://k1234567890y.deviantart.com

Very important announcement:

Tay and babybunny2044 and hatsunix are trustworthy people, they are my brothers and sisters online, if anyone tries to make me distrust any of Tay or babybunny2044 or hatsunix , or tries to persuade me that any of Tay or babybunny2044 or hatsunix is a liar, they are trolling in front of me, harming my brothers and sisters, without any single exception.

Anyone who is trying to attack Tay, babybynny2044 or hatsunix is being my enemy that is confronting me, don't do that.

Re: You

Posted: 01 Oct 2014 01:53
by Corphishy
I think its time for an update. By which I mean just my gender.
Gender: Female (trans)

Re: You

Posted: 04 Nov 2014 05:04
by Ahzoh
Looks like an update:

Alias(es): Ashahijar
Location: Brampton, Ontario, Canada
Date of birth: 1997
Gender: Male
Occupation: Highschool Student
Interests: Anthropolgy, conlanging, conworlding, Biology
Favorite music: I like Alt Metal and Rock; System of a Down, Three Days Grace and Foo Fighters
Political ideology: Communist, of the Marxist-Leninist variety
Conlangs: Image Vrkhazhian
Other hobbies: Conlanging, Music Composing, Game Making
Where do you see yourself in ten years? Biologist or an Anthropologist

Re: You

Posted: 05 Nov 2014 15:12
by Threr
Alias(es): Chaest Mrassoss
Location: France
Date of birth: 24/02/1995
Gender: Male
Occupation: Study
Interests: Most of the things in this world, conlangs, conworlds, info
Favorite music: I like all kind of music
Political ideology: Sheeps ruling the world
Conlangs: Deyryck, Fikji, Deymaat
Other hobbies: Badminton
Where do you see yourself in ten years? Dunno

Re: You

Posted: 09 Nov 2014 15:14
by Redaun
Aiyaaa!

Alias(es): Red. Redaun. Nathan. The list goes on, but I don't wanna confuse you.
Location: Utaaaahhhh in the USA
Date of birth: The 8th of December of '92 (I'm almost 22 yaaaay)
Gender: Man.
Occupation: Nightshift grunt in a warehouse.
Interests: Drawing, music, and storytelling of any sort.
Favorite music: ... Everything?
Political ideology: I try to stay out of politics because I can't ever wrap my head around them. My goal would be for everyone to be happy, but that's kind of impossible so I stopped trying.
Conlangs: Glenrién. It's small but I'm proud of it. :3
Other hobbies: Just drawing, mostly.
Where do you see yourself in ten years? That is... a long time from now. Hopefully still working on my stories or something else fun, at least.

Nice to meet you all!

Re: You

Posted: 13 Dec 2014 23:48
by Trebor
Alias(es): Trebor
Location: Canada
Date of birth: XX/YY/1990
Gender: Male
Occupation: Recent university graduate
Interests: Languages, history/current events, theology, music/choir
Favorite music: Classic rock, Middle Eastern popular, Byzantine
Political ideology: In favour of peace (generally) and civil liberties (always)
Conlangs: Kosi, Gbira, two unnamed projects

Re: You

Posted: 14 Dec 2014 03:30
by alynnidalar
Alias(es): alynni, aly, swenson, swen
Location: Michigan, USA
Date of birth: 1992
Gender: Female
Occupation: programmer
Interests: language (I feel that this is a given), history (probably ditto), singing, writing terrible short stories and novels, playing videogames, watching other people play videogames on Youtube, and eating things
Favorite music: I have pretty eclectic interests... I'll listen to most anything so long as it's got something interesting going on. Not a big rap, country, blues, or jazz person, but even there, I usually can find something I like.
Political ideology: more conservative than liberal (by US standards), but sufficiently varied that I no longer find labels particularly useful
Conlangs: Tirina, Azen, Old Azen, Dalar Sign Language if I ever do anything with it
Other hobbies: Ooh, I think I answered this one for my interests. Oh well.
Where do you see yourself in ten years? Queen of the universe. Oh wait, I wasn't supposed to tell you that. Probably in much the same place, just with a house instead of an apartment and being better at my job. I'm pretty content with my life. I guess finding a life partner would be nice too.

Re: You

Posted: 14 Dec 2014 21:15
by Lambuzhao
Threr, Redaun, Trebor, Alynnidalar, I bid you welcome!

[:)]

Re: You

Posted: 15 Dec 2014 07:03
by Ànradh
Taking after Ahzoh, given some important changes.

Alias(es): Lodhas, Desmodeus, Traumatic Catharsis, Angdharag (or Angdharagh), Hekes, Blakari, Scorn, Black Dragon, Leviathin, Basilisk etc.
Location: Glasgow, Scotland
Date of birth: 17/12/89
Gender/Sexuality: Straight male, both biologically and in terms of gender identity.
Occupation: Previously a music student, currently Domino's shift-runner-into-assistant-manager-limbo, and sporadically a commissioned artist too, though drawing for other people is usually a hateful task.
Interests: Music (see below), books (high and low fantasy, hard and soft sci-fi, crime, pseudo-historical and non-fiction), Scottish and *sigh* British politics, science (evolutionary biology, quantum mechanics), linguistics and languages, philosophy, video games (RPG, RTS, FPS, TPS, fighting games) and tabletop games (RPG and war).
Favourite music: Metal (multiple subgenres, including several 'core' genres), romantic and post-modern, electric blues, jazz fusion, hardcore punk and traditional Scottish (specifically fast reels).
Political Ideology: Strongly Left-libertarian (closing on Voluntarism), strongly pro-Scottish independence, Secular Humanist.
Religion: None, I'm a strong atheist, and somewhere between an existentialist and a nihilist (well, we are kind of on the subject of world views). Also, apparently misanthropy is a philosophical position, so I guess it goes here too.
Natlangs: I speak English natively, agus tha beagan Gàidhlig agam
Conlangs: Currently only Erai, which is a root language that I'm currently deriving three branches from, plus a few trade pidgins between the tips of those branches, and one cant. I might have threads for all of these up at some point, but I have my doubts given my previous track record for this.
Other hobbies: Gaming (see above), reading, playing and writing music (symphonic death metal primarily), writing short stories and currently one novel (see conworld).
Where do you see yourself in ten years? Depends how much of a cynic I feel when you ask.

Re: You

Posted: 15 Dec 2014 16:43
by thetha
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Re: You

Posted: 15 Dec 2014 20:08
by eldin raigmore
Kimbwdishi wrote:Gender: female
Corphishy wrote:Gender: Female (trans)
Ahzoh wrote:Gender: Male
Threr wrote:Gender: Male
Redaun wrote:Gender: Man.
Trebor wrote:Gender: Male
alynnidalar wrote:Gender: Female
Ànradh wrote:Gender: Male
Teddy wrote:Gender: Somewhere in the middle. I guess I think of myself as more female than male (whatever that means)
[rant]
Guys, this is a linguistics site! Please don't say "gender" when you mean "sex"!

(@Himmel: You did it right! Thank you.)

"Gender" is concordial noun-class; what genders there are (and whether there are any) depends on what language you're speaking.
I often list my gender as "roundish and squishy" (a gender in some Native North American language), or "animate" (a gender in many languages).

"Sex" is a biological total-outcrossing class. Which ones there are depends on what species the subject belongs to. Some species don't reproduce sexually. Some that do don't have mothers and fathers (and hence don't have males and females). Some of them have different total out-crossing classes, some more than two; but some have none. In some that do have mothers and fathers nearly all specimens are hermaphroditic, so there is "only one sex" -- i.e. hermaphroditic; no total out-crossing classes.

Among humans nearly everyone is either male (and can only become a father, not a mother) or female (and can only become a mother, not a father); and sex for almost all of us is determined at birth. But in every species (including humans) in which nearly all specimens are either males or else females, and nearly all remain one sex from the moment of sexual maturity on for the rest of their lives, there are a minority for whom something else happens. Among humans, since the 1960s, this can be by choice.

Outside of a linguistics discussion people "mis"-use "gender" when they mean "sex" a lot; maybe the English language word "gender" is changing colloquial meanings or acquiring a new one.
But for the moment we need the word "gender" to describe something that's entirely grammatical; that is, a class of nouns with which other words in the clause must agree or concord.
"Sex" is not a linguistics term; it's already available to denote biological sex, we don't need to water down the meaning of the word "gender" by pretending it's a more polite and more educated term than "sex" for the same thing, like "copulate" for "fuck" or "vagina" for "pussy" or "feces" for "shit". "Sex" is not an offensive word to begin with.
[/rant]

But, anyway:
Redaun wrote:Nice to meet you all!
What he says. Nice to meet you all!


Re: You

Posted: 15 Dec 2014 20:17
by thetha
The word "gender" is used in ways that do not refer to grammatical structures or biological sex. I'm surprised that you do not know this.

Re: You

Posted: 15 Dec 2014 20:22
by eldin raigmore
Teddy wrote:The word "gender" is used in ways that do not refer to grammatical structures or biological sex. I'm surprised that you do not know this.
Hmm?
Is the word "gender" as used by CBBers to describe themselves while introducing themselves, being used in a way that refers neither to grammatical gender nor to biological sex?
If so I am at a loss to tell what it means when it is not accompanied by a definition.
So people would need, when telling us what their gender is, to also tell us (or, at least, me, but IMO any reader) what they mean by "gender".

Re: You

Posted: 15 Dec 2014 20:37
by Egerius
(People arguing over an exact meaning of a word.)
Guys: Language is arbitrary. Let it stay that way or we're gonna die from exactomania.

Re: You

Posted: 15 Dec 2014 20:45
by thetha
eldin raigmore wrote: Hmm?
Is the word "gender" as used by CBBers to describe themselves while introducing themselves, being used in a way that refers neither to grammatical gender nor to biological sex?
If so I am at a loss to tell what it means when it is not accompanied by a definition.
So people would need, when telling us what their gender is, to also tell us (or, at least, me, but IMO any reader) what they mean by "gender".
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gender

Re: You

Posted: 15 Dec 2014 20:47
by Ahzoh
eldin raigmore wrote:
Teddy wrote:The word "gender" is used in ways that do not refer to grammatical structures or biological sex. I'm surprised that you do not know this.
Hmm?
Is the word "gender" as used by CBBers to describe themselves while introducing themselves, being used in a way that refers neither to grammatical gender nor to biological sex?
If so I am at a loss to tell what it means when it is not accompanied by a definition.
So people would need, when telling us what their gender is, to also tell us (or, at least, me, but IMO any reader) what they mean by "gender".
I was under the impression from my Anthropology class that gender is a social construct that refers to the mental and social identity of the individual that is influenced by the individual's culture's expectations of what their sex should be (e.g. Males are strong, tough warriors, women are hardworking waterbearing mothers).
Gender does not refer to biological sex, but rather the mental identity of the individual as they correspond to a sex.
When I say my gender is "male" I am not only imply that I am biologically so, but that I exhibit an identity and traits that are considered "masculine" as according to my culture, and likewise Teddy probably identifies with parts of both elements of the genders.

At least that's how I see it...

Re: You

Posted: 15 Dec 2014 20:50
by eldin raigmore
In that case, as in the case of grammatical gender, the main replies should be "masculine", "feminine", "neuter", and/or "epicene"; not "male" or "female".
(Of course the genders shouldn't be restricted to those four.)
"Male" and "female" are biological sexes; not genders.
Ahzoh wrote:... gender is a social construct ...
Yes it is. Everything in language is a social construct.

Re: You

Posted: 15 Dec 2014 20:56
by Ahzoh
We no longer care for the prescriptivism of the word "gender"...
This is a linguistics BOARD, but this particular forum is not linguistic...

Re: You

Posted: 16 Dec 2014 00:14
by sangi39
Updating again, although nothing much has changed, so this is more of a filling out sort of thing:

Alias(es): Sangi39 (I used to go by Wikim3, but I don't use that at all now)

Location: North Yorkshire, England, UK (if you know the McDonalds just of the A1, you know where I live)

Date of Birth: August 2nd 1989

Gender (or "sex" if you prefer): Male

Sexuality: Bisexual (predominant hetero- leanings). Not openly, well, apart from a handful of close friends. My family certainly don't know, at least not from me telling them.

Marital Status: That's a complicated one. I'm still technically married, since neither of use can afford the divorce right now (it didn't work out, so surely we should get our money back [:P]), and I've kind of started seeing someone else after 6 months of being single, but I don't actually know what's going on there. We'll see.

Education: BA Archaeology 2:1

Occupation: Shop Assistant... still...

Political Ideology: General Left. More specifically, I seem to be running along the lines of a social democrat.

Religion: None, atheist. Generally speaking, though, it hardly ever comes up.

Interests: Hmmm, conlanging, obviously, archaeology, history, linguistics, astronomy, physics, anthropology (specifically kinship, marriage, social structure and the like), drinking (mostly with friends, but I will, sadly, drink alone), board games, generally nerdiness really.

Favorite Music: Metal... Black, Death, Groove, Thrash, Doom, Folk, Symphonic, but nothing like Iron Maiden or Metallica and I'm not a huge fan of Black Sabbath either (they're the three bands people have said "oh, like..." most often when I say "Metal"). I also like NDH and NFH, Industrial Metal and even some industrial music in general as well as SOAD and RATM.

Favourite TV Show(s): The Big Bang Theory, Firefly... ummm... I actually don't watch a lot of TV any more...

Favourite Film(s): Star Wars: Episode IV (can't really go wrong with it), pretty much all of the recent Marvel films and Serenity. Oh, and almost anything by Tim Burton.

Favourite Book(s): I almost exclusively read non-fiction (relating to my interests above), but I love Terry Pratchett's Discworld books and some of Neil Gaiman's stuff as well.

Natlang Education: GCSEs in Russian (a*) and German (b) (now watch as I remember a total of two words of each [:P]), some Welsh in primary school in southern Wales and two years of French in high school alongside German.

Favourite Natlang(s): Possibly Old Norse, Faroese and Icelandic as well as Finnish.

Favourite Conlang(s): Purely on the basis of its amazing script, Naduta [:)] Sal's Rawang Ata also seems pretty cool.

Conlangs: Proto-Sirdic

Where do you see yourself in ten years?: I would honestly prefer not to answer this question. Given that ten years ago I thought my life would consist of being a professional archaeologist, possibly married with a couple of kids, rather than doing a job that I could have done in college and on the way to being divorced and childless at the age of 25, there's a pretty big part of me that's kind of given up, at least career-wise. In terms of relationships with people, I'm a little bit more hopeful [:)]

Re: You

Posted: 17 Dec 2014 05:29
by eldin raigmore
Using Ahzoh's definition of gender
Ahzoh wrote:... gender is a social construct that refers to the mental and social identity of the individual that is influenced by the individual's culture's expectations of what their sex should be ...
I'm going to update mine as well.
I'll turn it into three fields.
Biological Sex: Male.
Grammatical Gender: Depends on the language. Most languages don't have gender, so, in them, I don't have a gender either. Most languages that do have gender have a gender-system (partially) based on biological sex; in them, I'm masculine if they have a masculine gender, non-feminine otherwise. All languages I know about that have gender but don't have sex-based gender, have animacy-based gender; in them, I'm animate human.
Social "Gender Identity": I don't have one. I strongly identify as animate and as human; but I know of no culture's expectations of what should follow from being male that I don't find silly. I am biologically male, but that's as far as it goes.

While I'm at it I might as well also be more precise about my sexual orientation, and split it into two fields too.
Sexual Preference: Hetero.
Sexual Behavior: Historically hetero, but might as well have been asexual for at least the last ten years.