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Re: Polysemy of "long"

From:Jim Henry <jimhenry1973@...>
Date:Tuesday, August 23, 2005, 13:37
On 8/22/05, Sanghyeon Seo <sanxiyn@...> wrote:
> English word "long" or Han ideograph 長 may mean either "long in > distance" or "long in time". As I don't know much about other > languages, is this polysemy common? Which languages distinguish two?
French uses "longue" in both senses. AFMC, gjax-zym-byn has several words corresponding to English "long": hum-jqa -- deep-ROT -- long (horizontal extent) vxu -- long duration (of a time period) laxnx -- taking a long time to read, listen to, watch (of books, music, films) -- Jim Henry ...Mind the gmail Reply-to: field