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On Tue, Jun 8, 2010 at 2:06 PM, Sai Emrys <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 8, 2010 at 6:32 AM, Adam Walker <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
>> +/- cyclictical world (the world will end / there is no end, only a cycle)
>
> This one has always amused me. (I think I proposed a past-and-future
> vs present tense system a long while ago; it would work well together
> with this.)

You know, I'm not sure that any natlangs use a binary
present/nonpresent tense distinction, but it doesn't seem unreasonable
even without a cultural belief in cyclic time. I could see a
realis/irrealis distinction evolving into it...