Dirk Elzinga wrote at 2003-06-16 16:23:57 (-0600) > On Monday, June 16, 2003, at 03:43 PM, Tim May wrote: > > > > > Ah, very good. It's my impression, though, that the contextual > > meaning of such terms varies quite a lot cross-linguistically, so > > there probably are some differences from English, even if the > > general scheme is similar. > > Right. However, the differences will only become apparent when > larger chunks of discourse become available (i.e., I write > them). Until then, the specifics will have to remain undecided. > > > See e.g. the section headed "Deixis and the verbs 'to go' and 'to > > come'" on this page here, > > http://www.yale.edu/nahuatl/lessons/mainle04.html > > which talks about the differences in use between English, Spanish and > > Nahuatl (you have to scroll down)u. It's not a terribly good source, > > but I had it bookmarked. > > Yes; this is the kind of thing I need to work out. > I look forward to seeing how this develops.