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Re: The cost of time

From:Kala Tunu <kalatunu@...>
Date:Tuesday, February 12, 2002, 13:24
Clint Jackson Baker <litrex1@...> wrote:

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: asuwaka a= 1ST PERS SING suwa= as above ka= PRES TENSE How do you like that approach? Dana Kalinida <<< same in Tunu: tumi "period of time" > baitumi* "to spend time" to Kami atumi* baimele leki. I spend.time mailing electric. I spend time with mails. it's also weird for Tunu people to speak of "gaining" or "wasting" time. instead you "wrongly spend time" doing something: Kami aluluna baitumi baimele leki. I am.bad spending.time mailing electric. I waste my time with mails. * bai- tags endoactive verbs and is omitted after a- which tags the predicate. Mathias _________________________________________________________________ Join the world’s largest e-mail service with MSN Hotmail.