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
In Spanish, I think you pass the time as well: como le pasa?;
Gwerez dah, chee gwaz vaz, ha leal.