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