[tlhIngan Hol] ordering and scope of adverbials relative to timestamps
qunchuy at alcaco.net
Fri Feb 8 21:10:29 PST 2019
On Feb 8, 2019, at 11:23 PM, Will Martin <willmartin2 at mac.com> wrote:
> And we are going to say “A year ago” or “11 months ago”. We are not going to say, “Almost a year ago”.
If I want to let people know that the one-year anniversary of an event worthy of celebration is looming, I don’t see why I wouldn’t tell them that it happened almost a year ago. I might phrase it in a different way because of the constraints of language, but there’s nothing in either my real-life culture or the fictional Star Trek Klingons’ culture that constrains me from saying it at all.
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