[Lingtyp] terms for days after tomorrow
tetrahedralpt at gmail.com
Fri Mar 25 17:14:20 UTC 2022
Yahgan (a genetic isolate from the southern tip of South America (Tierra
del Fuego), whose last fluent speaker passed away a couple of weeks back),
had hamashvnna (v schwa, otherwise English spelling) for both 'tomorrow'
and 'yesterday' depending on the tense of the associated verb. With haku:
'(an)other' it can refer either to the day after tomorrow or the day before
yesterday. haku: hamashvnna (colon : marks tenseness of vowel preceding it).
On Fri, Mar 25, 2022 at 11:31 AM Samira Verhees <jh.verhees at gmail.com>
> Great, thank you!
> I think this is the first data I received from New Guinea :)
> On Fri, Mar 25, 2022 at 1:25 PM Christian Döhler <
> christian.doehler at posteo.de> wrote:
>> Dear Samira,
>> The languages of the Yam family in Southern New Guinea have
>> non-compositional terms for the after tomorrow, which are bi-directional.
>> For example *nama* in Komnzo can mean `the day before yesterday' or `the
>> day after tomorrow', or *kayé *can be either `yesterday' or `tomorrow'.
>> There is a paragraph on these in the Komnzo grammar
>> <https://langsci-press.org/catalog/book/212> on page 97.
>> Am 19.03.22 um 08:48 schrieb Samira Verhees:
>> 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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