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Re: Romance demonstratives (WAS: Just a Little Taste ofJudean(Part 2))

From:Steg Belsky <draqonfayir@...>
Date:Tuesday, April 13, 1999, 3:20
On Mon, 12 Apr 1999 10:57:19 -0500 Carlos Thompson
<chlewey@...> writes:
>I would probably say "hoy en di'a"... maybe a future "oyendi'a"? In >Spanish the >expression "el di'a de hoy" is also common meaning "today", as a way >of >emphasising.
> Chlewey Thompin ## #### > ## ## ## >------------------------------------------------##-## ##
Talking about Spanish words for times, i'd just like to mention that for students whose first second-language is Hebrew (and probably for first-language Hebrew speakers also), one of the hardest things to remember is that the Spanish word _a|noche_ (last night) does not mean the same as the Hebrew word _ha|laila_ (tonight), no matter how similar the first syllable is and the fact that it's added onto the word meaning "night". Moving into the realm of conlangs, Rokbeigalmki uses deixis on time words: seflat = night seflaz (with the -az of dhaz "this", paz "here", taz "now", etc.) = tonight seflu (with the -u of dhu "that", pu "there", tu "then", etc.) = some other night there's also seflatelb (with -elb from elyeb "come") = tomorrow night seflatratz (with -(t)ratz from dratz "pass") = last night What's a nice bit of RL serendipity is that _az_ by itself in Rokbeigalmki means "i" (>>near me), and _uz_ means "it" (>>away from me). Just a question, does anyone else's conlang (or do you know of natlangs besides Hebrew that) have a single word meaning "here&now"? In Hebrew it's _halom_. Rokbeigalmki has _kaz_ "here&now", _ku_ "there&then", _kouk_ [k&wk] "place&time (=situation)", _kawa?_ "when&where?", and the suffixed _-k_ "situation of...." -Stephen (Steg) _uzii-ghalub i uzii-elyeb i uzii-tyelub i uzii-khaz-ad i uzii-shus-ad i uzii-thwel-ad i uzii-dayij-ad,._ ___________________________________________________________________ You don't need to buy Internet access to use free Internet e-mail. Get completely free e-mail from Juno at or call Juno at (800) 654-JUNO [654-5866]