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Re: The cost of time

From:Padraic Brown <agricola@...>
Date:Monday, February 11, 2002, 1:29
Am 10.02.02, William Annis yscrifef:

> 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.
In Kerno, you pass the time as well: passar le tempeor. Can also waste time by either spending it frivolously, gwastar le t., or by losing it entirely, rendperder-si il temps. Note, though, that you personally don't lose it, rather it's lost with respect to you. In Spanish, I think you pass the time as well: como le pasa?; pasatiempo, etc.
> wm
Padraic. -- Gwerez dah, chee gwaz vaz, ha leal.