[Lingtyp] Color-based gender/noun class

bingfu Lu lubingfu at yahoo.com
Wed Mar 31 15:55:10 UTC 2021

 To me, color-based noun classification seems to be quite unreasonable, because color is not a stable, inherent property of animated entities. 
Bingfu LuLinguistic departmentBeijing Language University 
    On Wednesday, March 31, 2021, 06:45:38 PM GMT+8, Ponrawee Prasertsom <ponrawee.pra at gmail.com> wrote:  
 Dear all,
I am looking for a counterexample/or near-counterexample to the following generalization:
- There is no language in which genders/noun classes* are motivated by the color of the object (i.e. no "white entities" gender etc.)
I am primarily concerned with genders/noun classes in Corbett's sense, i.e. they have to trigger agreement, but I would be grateful for any related pointers/works.
Best regards,
Ponrawee Prasertsom

Graduate StudentDepartment of LinguisticsFaculty of Arts, Chulalongkorn UniversityBangkok, Thailand_______________________________________________
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