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Re: The cost of time

From:William Annis <annis@...>
Date:Monday, February 11, 2002, 16:31
 >From: Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...>
 >In Uatakassi, one would say "I was reading thru/during much of the day",
 >using the same case for "day" as would be used in a sentence like "There
 >are many stores along that road" or "there are many potholes in that
 >road" (specifically perlative, motion thru or inside an object or
 >2-dimensional area), time being viewed metaphorically as a road.

        I suspect Vaior will take an approach much like this, where
you simply say "I read much of the day" rather than reproducing the "I
spent the day reading."

        I try to avoid calquing idioms.