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Re: The cost of time

From:Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...>
Date:Monday, February 11, 2002, 2:35
William Annis wrote:
> > 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 Uatakassi, one would say "I was reading thru/during much of the day", using the same case for "day" as would be used in a sentence like "There are many stores along that road" or "there are many potholes in that road" (specifically perlative, motion thru or inside an object or 2-dimensional area), time being viewed metaphorically as a road. -- "There's no such thing as 'cool'. Everyone's just a big dork or nerd, you just have to find people who are dorky the same way you are." - overheard ICQ: 18656696 AIM Screen-Name: NikTaylor42


William Annis <annis@...>