I don't want any masculine or feminine gender in my conlang. But I'm thinking I may add some to imply past or future states.
So a friend could also be lost, or in the making. Knowledge could be a memory, or a skill being studied. Or I could refer to my former self, or what I could possibly become.
Cyclic properties could also be explored. A friend you see regularly but rarely. A lesson you keep forgetting and relearning. Yourself, struggling to self-iterate and evolve.
@ice I like how you imply that the current state is undescrubable and that you could only speak of what once was, or what could be.
@nomand At first I thought there would also be a neutral gender for the present, but the more I think about it, the less I'm sure about it.
More degrees on the scale of was/could/will feel more interesting, if you consider the present as a mere attempt of making sense of reality by crystallizing it. I like the idea of time as a mental framework to filter the wholeness of everything. In this language, present and consciousness would likely be the same word.
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