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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. :-) Matt.