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.