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the the day before yesterday etc. (was Re: Tenses (...))

From:Jörg Rhiemeier <joerg_rhiemeier@...>
Date:Sunday, July 10, 2005, 15:07

Roger Mills wrote:

> tomhchappell wrote: > > Doesn't Japanese have some kind of "yesterday, day before yesterday, > > day before day before yesterday, tomorrow, day after tomorrow, day > > after day after tommorrow" terminology? > > Malay/Indonesian does, to an extent: > besok 'tomorrow', besok lusa 'day after tomorrow' -- lusa has no other use. > > kemaren 'yesterday', kemaren dulu 'day before yesterday'-- dulu, however, > means 'earlier' and is widely used in other contexts. > > I'm not sure, but there may be regional Indo. languages that also cover +/- > 2 days.
German has _vorgestern_ `the day before yesterday' and _übermorgen_ `the day after tomorrow'; in colloquial German, one sometimes also finds _vorvorgestern_ `the day before the day before yesterday' and _überübermorgen_ `the day after the day after tomorrow'. Greetings, Jörg.