[Lingtyp] Co-expression of future and past

Seino van Breugel seinobreugel at gmail.com
Tue Dec 11 14:51:16 UTC 2018

Dear Lauren,

In Hindi, the word कल  /kal/ can be interpreted as both 'tomorrow' or

Dr. Seino van Breugel

On Tue, Dec 11, 2018 at 3:21 PM Lauren Reed <lauren.reed at anu.edu.au> wrote:

> Dear colleagues,
> My colleague Alan Rumsey and I are working on a small sign language in
> Western Highlands, Papua New Guinea. The language has a marker which
> appears to express either remote future or remote past. This co-expression
> is attributed by users to the fact that both far future and far past events
> occur many sleep-wake cycles from now.
> I am interested in hearing of any other examples you may be aware of where
> languages overtly mark both future and past with the same marker (whether
> this be remote or not).
> Best regards
> Lauren
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