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--- In [log in to unmask], Jens Wilkinson <jenswilkinson@...> wrote:
>
> Just out of curiosity, are there any IALs that do not allow the same
> preposition-type word to be used for both space and time? For example, a
> locational preposition is also often used for time, as in "He lived
IN the
> 17th century." And also, words like "before" are often used for both
space
> 'he stood before the house" and time "he died before his wife did". And
> there are usages like "the days are long". Are there people who
object to
> using terms like that?
> 
> -- 
> Jens Wilkinson
> Neo Patwa (patwa.pbwiki.com)
>

Jespersen used "ante" for the time meaning of "before" (multi yares
ante nun - many years ago) but "devan" for the space meaning.