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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:
suwa= as above

How do you like that approach?


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William Annis <annis@...>