morning (was: LUNATIC again)
|From:||JOEL MATTHEW PEARSON <mpearson@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, November 5, 1998, 1:34|
On Wed, 4 Nov 1998, John Fisher wrote:
> Fair comment. Actually, it's far from clear to me what the English word
> "morning" means. When does it start? I guess if you asked people when
> "morning" was, they would mostly say that it ran from when you get up
> till lunch. But we also say "two o'clock in the morning". So does
> "morning" start at midnight? And when does it end? If I have lunch at
> 2 pm, does that mean that one o'clock is in the morning for me?
This is one of the questions that I *did* address in Tokana: "nalhkat"
refers to the period from sunrise until noon, while "sahunmet" refers
to the period from midnight to sunrise. End of story. :-)