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Lexical Expansion Project

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is past & future associated w space? behind & ahead as in English, ahead and behind as in Aymara, or maybe above and below, tied in w Eywa?

already, by this time, by then (A)

She already knows this.
The sky people will be gone by then.
In some languages the already word shades into right now or just that moment, too.

forever, evermore (B)

Distinct from frakrr --- ne frakrr, mì frakrr (like Homeric ἐς αἰεί, "into forever")

for (span of time) (A)

He was king for a day
what is the best way to express "during"? <er> + a krr?

in the past (experience) (B)

I used to do X in the past, but that's behind me now

experience (v and n) (B)

Have you ever been flying with an ikran? (= Did you already experienced to fly ...)
I have never been to Pandora. (= I didn't make the experience of ...)
In Japanese the normal way to say "I have been doing [verb] already" is to say "To me is the experience of [verb-PAST]" (watashi-wa ikran-de tonda koto-ga aru).

it's about time (A)

expressiong indicating that the speaker has waited for and expected something to happen, and has grown impatient about it

early (A)

The sky people arrived early!
A different sense for "when the day is starting" vs. "too soon"?

late (A)

He was late for his own dream hunt.

later (B)

Ask me later.
"a ambiguous descriptor of a future time."

morning (A)

there's "evening" on K. Pawl's list, but no morning

since, ago, for (A)

I have wanted to learn Na'vi since I first heard it spoken.
I have wanted to master Na'vi for awhile(or some unit of time) now.
Almost three months ago I saw avatar for the first time.

immediately, right away (B)

I will do this immediately.

simultaneously (B)

just in time (B)

too late (B)

time is running out (B)

time is on one's side (B)

catch up on (or) for (B)

(in) ancient times, (in) times long forgotten (B)

maybe "ancient times (n)" and "in ancient times (adv)" are not openly related, like Latin "olim" and German "einst" don't have anything to do with "time"; maybe "times long forgotten" are something like "times not sung about".

sudden (C)

His sickness came on suddenly.
They got caught in a sudden storm.

busy, occupied (C)

He was busy all day.
Why are you not occupied with some work?

postpone, delay (C)

The weather is no good — we had to delay our hunt.

noon, mid-day (C)

To go with morning and evening