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.)"