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Re: [ontolog-forum] Looking forward at the past

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From: "Schiffel, Jeffrey A" <jeffrey.a.schiffel@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 2 Oct 2008 09:41:20 -0500
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> from Rich Cooper:
> Amazing!  But it makes some kind of sense that the past can be 
> "seen" while the future is still not available for viewing.      (01)

>> from John F. Sowa:
>> The Aymara language, spoken in the Andes highlands, has intrigued
>> and amateur linguists since the Jesuit scholars in the 1600s.  
>> Among the many interesting >> features of Aymara is that monolingual
>> native speakers consider the past in front of them,
>> and the future behind them.    (02)

Actually, not so amazing. The ancient Greeks did that too, and it
appears in English: "Events overcame me."    (03)

-- Jeff Schiffel    (04)

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