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Re: The cost of time

From:Patrick Dunn <tb0pwd1@...>
Date:Monday, February 11, 2002, 21:42
> > 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.
Mujai uses a transitive form of the verb "kuili-" "to stand." So: ir kuilikur ivikur huvur. I stand look book. "I spent/spend time reading." ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Prurio modo viri qui in arbore pilosa est. ~~Elvis ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~