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Re: THEORY: Tenses (was: Re: THEORY: ... Auxiliaries...)

From:Henrik Theiling <theiling@...>
Date:Monday, July 11, 2005, 1:46

tomhchappell <tomhchappell@...> writes:
>... > Doesn't Japanese have some kind of "yesterday, day before yesterday, > day before day before yesterday, tomorrow, day after tomorrow, day > after day after tommorrow" terminology? (I could be wrong -- I often > am, just don't let my wife know I said that.) >...
Well, I don't know about Japanese; but Mandarin Chinese can refer to a full relative week, and can, without needing regular repeating structure, refer to a day more than German: ZH EN DE da4? qian2 tian1 day bef. day bef. yest. vorvorgestern qian2 tian1 day before yesterday vorgestern zuo2 tian1 yesterday gestern jin1 tian1 today heute ming2 tian1 tomorrow morgen hou4 tian1 day after tomorrow übermorgen da4 huo4 tian1 day after day after tom. überübermorgen (I'm not 100% sure whether it's really 'da4 qian2 tian1', maybe 'qian2 tian1' needs a different prefix, but the others should be ok.) **Henrik


Paul Bennett <paul-bennett@...>
Ray Brown <ray.brown@...>Days (was: Tenses (was: Re: THEORY: ... Auxiliaries...))
Adam Walker <carrajena@...>