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

From:tomhchappell <tomhchappell@...>
Date:Monday, July 11, 2005, 17:35
Thank you, Ray, Doug, and others.

--- In, Ray Brown <ray.brown@F...> wrote:
> On Sunday, July 10, 2005, at 01:26 , Doug Dee wrote: > > In a message dated 7/9/2005 2:17:29 PM Eastern Daylight Time, > > tomhchappell@Y... writes: > >> [snip] > >> You mean, like CE and BCE? > > Right. No language has a tense for events BCE > > and a tense for events CE. > > So I should think! 'twould be a tad culturally biased, methinks.
But is it true that no natlang is culturally biased? And if natlangs are not culturally biased, why not?
> Next > we'll be looking for langusages with different tenses for > before and after > the Hejira, or before and after the Annus Mundi > of the Jewish Calendar, or
> wonder why Latin never developed special tenses > for events that happened > before the founding of the City :-D
Granted /that/ it didn't --- /why/ didn't it? seriously? Thank you, Tom H.C. in MI