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Re: This day

From:Jim Henry <jimhenry1973@...>
Date:Saturday, March 24, 2007, 14:53
On 3/24/07, <MorphemeAddict@...> wrote:
> In a message dated 3/23/2007 11:23:00 PM Central Daylight Time, > rakko@CHARTER.NET writes:
> > To me, the bottom of an hour is the very end of it.
That's what I had thought, too. I don't think I've ever used the phrase myself, and I obviously haven't heard or read it used very often (e.g. by watching television news) or I would have had my misconception about what others meant by it corrected sooner or later by context.
> This makes no sense to me, since the end of one hour is the beginning of > another, so the top and the bottom would be the same.
If you're thinking about an exact durationless moment. But it makes sense if you think of the "top" (or "beginning") of the hour as its first few minutes and the "bottom" (or "ending") of the hour as its last few minutes. gzb would use something like hyr fy-gla dx-i-nx hour seven-ORD.T before-at-inside "in the top/beginning of the seventh hour", roughly 7:00 am till a few minutes after. hyr fy-gla gxy-i-nx hour seven-ORD.T middle-at-inside "in the middle of the seventh hour", 7:30 plus or minus a bit hyr fy-gla sq-i-nx hour seven-ORD.T after-at-inside "in the ending of the seventh hour", a few minutes leading up to 7:59:59 -- Jim Henry