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Re: The cost of time

From:Pavel Iosad <pavel_iosad@...>
Date:Monday, February 11, 2002, 19:32
> In English one "spends" time. Sometimes you pass time. > > 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.
Russian uses _provodit'_, which translates as "lead" (as by hand), also "see someone off" (as on a rail station), also "transmit" (as metals and electricity), also "to give (a lecture, a lesson etc.)" --Pavel


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