ass-backwards into the future
|From:||Sally Caves <scaves@...>|
|Date:||Monday, June 14, 2004, 5:50|
That's great, John. In addition to the fact that I really love this concept
in general, it gives me a whole new understanding of McFly in _Back to the
Stephen Hawking asks in his famous book: "why do we remember the past and
not the future?" Well, duh. We're going ass-backwards! ;)
----- Original Message -----
From: "John Cowan" <cowan@...>
Sent: Sunday, June 13, 2004 6:23 PM
Subject: Re: Fw: Kassi Script
> Andreas Johansson scripsit:
> > This is exactly the "Trollish perception of time" I spoke of - theTrolls of
> > Pratchett's Discworld sees time this way.
> Supposedly Quechua is like this too: ass-backwards into the future.
> John Cowan email@example.com http://www.ccil.org/~cowan
> Most languages are dramatically underdescribed, and at least one is
> dramatically overdescribed. Still other languages are simultaneously
> overdescribed and underdescribed. Welsh pertains to the third category.
> --Alan King