From: Richard Wordingham
> >After you cited French at me, I thought you'd appreciate theGlen:
> >difference between masculine and feminine rhymes, and therefore the
> >dubiousness of cross-gender rhymes.
> The earliest Indo-European ("Indo-Anatolian") had animate andinanimate
> gender, not the masculine-feminine-neuter contrast. Therefore*pxte:r
> and *maxte:r are really the same gender, animate. But I think that'sRichard:
> beside the point because it's the semantic pairing that matters.
> "Father" and "mother" form a natural pair in any language.
> Oh, Richard, I'm disappointed in your spelling skills :(Richard: