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Re: THEORY ago

From:Herman Miller <hmiller@...>
Date:Wednesday, January 18, 2006, 2:37
R A Brown wrote:

> BTW How do Conlangs handle 'ago'?
From my oldest lang to my newest one: Olaetian uses "ilnye" as a preposition meaning "before" or an adverb meaning "ago". The adverb "before" is translated "selán ilnye" (where "selán" means "at that time"). As in English, the time precedes the adverb: "nir ásimen ilnye" (three years ago). Minza uses the preposition "vyö" (which directly follows the main verb) followed by the time in the locative case: "vyö miče bynu" (literally "before three year").