Re: Kassi Script
|From:||Barbara Barrett <barbarabarrett@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, June 15, 2004, 11:32|
> >Andreas Anounced;
> >I find the combination of the meanings "ancient" and "forward" most
> >counterintuitive, unless a Trollish perception of time is supposed. Isthere an
> >explanation for it?
> Joe Jotted;
> Surely no more unintuitive than the English 'before' - 'in the past, in
> front of'.
or the Hiberno-English "after";
1: want or seeking: eg "I'm after a new car.".
(or in a shop the salesperson asks "What are you after?")
2: a recently completed action; eg "I'm after opening the door.".
3: behind: eg "I left my mobile after me"
4: time past the hour: eg "It's a quarter after six.".
Equally the general English expressions;
"Look after yourself" and
"It'll be the one after next".