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Re: *junctions of time

From:Carsten Becker <carbeck@...>
Date:Tuesday, March 21, 2006, 15:03
From: "Roger Mills" <rfmilly@...>
Sent: Sunday, March 19, 2006 7:31 PM

> Aargh. Some of these were problems in Kash; I refused to > invent separate words for them, preferring to derive most > of them from "anju" 'time,moment,period; when'.
I haven't had a word for "until" for a long time, but I couldn't come up with something sensible to derive it.
> Anyhow, Kash ended up distinguishing "before/in front of > (position)" and "before (in time)"; and "until" seems to > mean mostly "up to the time of...." Same with "after" > (~behind =position) vs. (time)
Wish I had come up with that ... Well, my stuff goes like that: after - epang (behind, back of, end of) before - marin (front of, surface of) when - sitadayea (REL time.LOC -- don't know why) while - luga (among, between, through) since - mangasaha tadayea si (from the time where) until - pesan / mangasara tadayea si (to the time where) during - ling (at/to the top of) -- don't know why So you can see, I derived most temporal prepositions from local ones. The following NPs don't need a locative ending on the head noun, that's only required for local prepositions. Cheers, Carsten