Re: Lingua Frakas...question re: TMA (tenses,mood & aspects)
|From:||Irina Rempt <ira@...>|
|Date:||Friday, May 19, 2000, 20:58|
On Sun, 14 May 2000, daniel andreasson wrote:
> "I will play indoor bandy once a week from now on." ?
I left this for a while because I thought I'd written something that
seemed to be relevant, but here it is:
> _So yatay so cynie_ is in fact a perfectly reasonable Valdyan way
> to say "both now and ever" (not that they say it in the context
> most of us are used to, of course :-). _Yatay_ is "right now, this
> very moment"; not a period in time, but a definite point. _Cynie_
> is "in the future, starting from the moment we're talking about".
> That moment can in fact itself be in the past, the present or the
> future, or completely indefinite.
There's also _cyne_, meaning "immediately afterward, presently";
it indicates sequentiality, and someone telling a story badly or
naively will say "cyne... cyne..." "and then..., and then...".
Varsinen an laynynay, saraz no arlet rastynay.
email@example.com (myself) - http://valdyas.conlang.org (Valdyas)