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Re: This day

From:Jim Henry <jimhenry1973@...>
Date:Friday, March 23, 2007, 17:21
On 3/23/07, Eric Christopherson <rakko@...> wrote:

> Another thing that this thread reminds me of is a phrase that seems a > little odd to me, seen in writing: "now ___, now ___" (e.g. "now this > way, now that", meaning "at one point, this way; at another, that", > or perhaps "sometimes this way; sometimes that"). The "now"s actually > refer to two different times, and neither time is actually the > present time!
gjâ-zym-byn expresses this kind of disjunctive contrast with {vĭj pŏ ~~~ vĭj ʝŏ i ~~~}: "time that at ... time other at ...." Or perhaps {nu pŏ ~~~ nu ʝŏ i ~~~} (vĭj = extended time period, nu = moment, very short time), or with another time-word such as {ĉĕθâ} "objective day", {gĕdĭm} "subjective day", {hyr} "hour", {ĥwĭl} "era of history", {tâŋ} "era of one's life", or whatever. -- Jim Henry