Theiling Online    Sitemap    Conlang Mailing List HQ   

Re: Prevli: more "mood" names?

From:Michael Poxon <mike@...>
Date:Sunday, October 28, 2007, 20:38
Yes, you can see where confusion might arise in tense-based languages. The
very act of intent says that the action has not yet happened, which could be
interpreted as "future tense".
Possibly all these future states are going to be to some extent similar,
simply because being future, we don't have full control over whether they
happen or not.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Roger Mills" <rfmilly@...>
To: <CONLANG@...>
Sent: Sunday, October 28, 2007 6:04 PM
Subject: Re: Prevli: more "mood" names?
I don't feel that "going to" is necessarily the same as "future tense", in
that "future" to me at least implies a more definite commitment (as does
"intend" vs "going to"). I may be splitting hairs, though it's also true
that "future" can be pretty vague as to commitment in certain contexts--