[Lingtyp] Co-expression of future and past

Valenzuela, Pilar valenzuela at chapman.edu
Wed Dec 12 12:37:53 UTC 2018

Hi Lauren,

Similarly to Hindi, in Shipibo-Konibo (Panoan, Peru) the word bakish 'one day from today' translates as 'tomorrow' or 'yesterday.'

1) Ea=ra                   bakish                           ka-yat-ai.

     1.ABS=DIR.EV    one.day.from.today    go-tomorrow.FUT-IPFV

     'I will go tomorrow.'

2) Ea=ra                  bakish                           ka-iba-ke.

    1.ABS=DIR.EV    one.day.from.today   go-REC.PST-PFV

     'I went yesterday.'



De: Lingtyp <lingtyp-bounces at listserv.linguistlist.org> en nombre de Lauren Reed <lauren.reed at anu.edu.au>
Enviado: lunes, 10 de diciembre de 2018 15:37:34
Para: lingtyp at listserv.linguistlist.org
Asunto: [Lingtyp] Co-expression of future and past

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 Reed
Australian National University
+61 438 583 808

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