Re: THEORY: Tenses (was: Re: THEORY: ... Auxiliaries...)
|From:||Roger Mills <rfmilly@...>|
|Date:||Saturday, July 9, 2005, 19:57|
> 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?
Malay/Indonesian does, to an extent:
besok 'tomorrow', besok lusa 'day after tomorrow' -- lusa has no other use.
kemaren 'yesterday', kemaren dulu 'day before yesterday'-- dulu, however,
means 'earlier' and is widely used in other contexts.
I'm not sure, but there may be regional Indo. languages that also cover +/-