Theiling Online    Sitemap    Conlang Mailing List HQ   

Re: This day

From:Jim Henry <jimhenry1973@...>
Date:Thursday, March 22, 2007, 20:52
On 3/22/07, Leon Lin <leon_math@...> wrote:
> If I'm not mistaken, quite a few languages, or at least conlangs, use "this > day" for "today" (correct me if I'm wrong). How do they deal with situations > like this: > > A: When should we plan the meeting? > B: How about this day (points at calendar)?
gzb would probably use "ĉĕθâ pŏ", "day that", rather than "ĉĕθâ kŏ", "day this", in such a case. The calendar is here but the day referred to is not. Only if you were contrasting two different non-present days might you use "kŏ" for one and "pŏ" for the other... more likely "ĉĕθâ pŏ" and "ĉĕθâ ʝŏ" ("day that" & "day other"). -- Jim Henry