Re: Tense on Nouns
|From:||Brian B <caol.kailash@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, February 18, 2007, 16:56|
I never thought of it that way that it'd have that consequence. But I
suppose you're right and I really like that idea. Though at the same time,
the subject still maintains some sort of unity throughout.
Cheers and thanks for the insight!
It seems to me that you don't need both of them, at least mostly.
> Anyhow I think people who mark time on nouns get a different
> perspective from those who mark it on verbs. Perhaps it gives them a
> more continuous perspective. What we others do is to picture an event
> before we relate to it. That picture of the event is pretty much
> timeless, extracted from time. In the other point of view you have an
> emphasis on the entity the event happens to, an entity which is not
> timeless, but is subject to change, creation or annihilation any
> time. Somehow I wonder what would have been the effect if Greek
> marked tense on nouns in Plato's time...
"Speak the truth. Practice virtue. Do not neglect to study every day. Do not
neglect truth, virtue, studying or teaching.... Be one to whom your mother
is a god...your teacher is a god, a guest is like a god.... Give with
faith...give liberally, give with modesty...give with sympathy.... This is
the command. This is the teaching. This is the secret of the Veda...."
(Taittiriya Upanishad i.11.1-6)