[Lingtyp] terms for days after tomorrow

Chris Donlay chrisdonlay at yahoo.com
Sat Mar 19 16:27:19 UTC 2022

Many Yi (Tibeto-Burman) languages have extensive time ordinal systems, some of which are non-compositional. David Bradley gave a talk ("Time ordinals in Ngwi languages") on this in 2013; you can access it on academia.edu.
Chris Donlay

    On Saturday, March 19, 2022, 12:49:15 AM PDT, Samira Verhees <jh.verhees at gmail.com> wrote:  
 Dear Lingtyp list,
A student of mine is collecting data on lexemes denoting consecutive days after tomorrow in East Caucasian (and neighboring) languages, and we were wondering if anyone here knows of any typological research that discusses the encoding of this concept (or perhaps more broadly systems of naming days and their diachronic development), or any language-specific work that explores such terms in some detail.
In some East Caucasian languages, there are unique, non-compositional terms for the day after tomorrow, the day after the day after tomorrow, for up to 6 days after tomorrow. We have been able to find some languages that also have a non-compositional term for the day after the day after tomorrow, for example, but we can't seem to find anything more elaborate than examples on internet fora or short sentences in reference grammars.

Samira Verhees

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