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CHAT: A group of chums / multiple time dimensions vs. lingo

From:Markus Miekk-oja <torpet@...>
Date:Sunday, January 16, 2000, 10:34
> > Raymond Brown wrote: > > > But I think > > > one needs to remember that this list is international/ interglobal > > Nik: > > Interglobal? You mean that people on other planets read this list?
> > I'd even dare saying 'interdimensional' or 'interalternativetimelineal', > considering all of the conpeople reading this list. :) > > Daniel Andreasson
... When on the topic of timelines and such, what about a universe with two time-dimensions? A language under such circumstances would be incredible! Just think about the two-dimensional syntax & words, the numerals, the aspects (iterative-but-only-in-one-direction, iterative-in-several-directions...) the tenses.. (left-yesterday, present-left, left-present, present-present...) The day we invent interuniversal travel, I'm gonna educate myself to linguist - and study the languages of some culture with such a language. And about time-lines, perhaps we should do a quick poll: "Who on this list is in *this* timeline?" "Who on this list is only in one timeline at a time?" "Who on this list even IS in a timeline at all?" "Who stole my timeline?" -- M i e k k o