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Re: Tempus

From:Frank George Valoczy <valoczy@...>
Date:Thursday, March 8, 2001, 1:32
Tempus is latin for "time, tense"

And I think we can indeed say one natlang is older than another. Icelandic
is older than Norwegian; Latin is older than Italian; Lithuanian is
probably older than any other IE language...

On Wed, 7 Mar 2001, E-Ching Ng wrote:

> Hi DHS, > > Sorry if I'm asking a totally dumb question, but what is tempus? > > And can we really say that one natlang is older than another? > > E-Ching > > > At 07:51 PM 3/6/2001 +0100, Mefistofeles wrote: > >Me and some friends (we are studying Chinese together) were discussing the > >fact that Chinese do not have Tempus. Chinese is one of the oldest and > >largest of all languages and it's don good with adverb of time. We came to > >the conclusion that either Chinese would be the perfect auxiliary > >languages or a constructed language with similarly structure, any > >comments? (By the way Swedish is my main language, just so you do not > >think I do not advocate my mother language). > >/DHS >
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