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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...". Irina -- Varsinen an laynynay, saraz no arlet rastynay. (myself) - (Valdyas) (home)