Re: The cost of time
|From:||Clint Jackson Baker <litrex1@...>|
|Date:||Monday, February 11, 2002, 16:21|
This thread caused me to consider for the first time
how to express this. I had two things to take into
account: 1) the tendency in Kayasanoda is, as much as
possible, to convert an entire "verbal thought" into a
verb, rather than to split it between a verb and
adverbial phrase (but this varies greatly on the
situation). 2) I have the advantage of having two
words for time, as I transliterated them from French:
"suwa" (from Fr. "fois"), and "tana" (from Fr.
"temps"). Obviously, suwa is an occurence whereas
tana is a prolonged period or era.
So, it seemed to me that instead of "spending one's
time" (which doesn't really fit the Kayasanoda mindset
anyway--can I say that without having a conculture?),
"time" itself should be the verb, hence:
a= 1ST PERS SING
suwa= as above
ka= PRES TENSE
How do you like that approach?
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> --- froge sionk William Annis...
> > In English one "spends" time. Sometimes you pass
> > It just occured to me I have no way in Vaior to
> say "I spent much
> > of
> > today reading."
> > How do other languages handle this idea? I'm
> thinking mostly about
> > natlangs, but conlangs that have avoided the
> monetary associations
> > would be interesting to me, too.
> i just have a verb (evwen) that means "to
> spend/use/pass time"...
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