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Jürgen Bohnemeyer (2000). TIME REFERENCE ACROSS LANGUAGES.

URL: http://www.mpi.nl/world/persons/private/bohnem/lotboh5.pdf

(Last accessed 2009-07-23).

ODIN: http://odin.linguistlist.org/igt_raw.php?id= 2749&langcode=bem (2018-01-23).

 

Example #1:

    (37) a. Remote past
    CHI     Ba-l-bomb-ele.
    `They worked (before yesterday).'
Example #2:

    b. Removed past
    Ba-l-bomba.
    `They worked (yesterday).'
Example #3:

    c. Near past
    Ba-c-bomba.
    `They worked (today).'
Example #4:

    d. Immediate past
    Ba--bomba.
    `They worked (within the last three hours).'
Example #5:

    e. Immediate future
    Ba-la-bomba.
    `They'll work (within the next three hours).'
Example #6:

    f. Near future
    Ba-l-bomba.
    `They'll work (later today).'
Example #7:

    g. Removed future
    Ba-k-bomba.
    `They'll work (tomorrow).'
Example #8:

    h. Remote future
    Ba-k-bomba.
    `They'll work (after tomorrow).' (Chung & Timberlake 1985: 208-209)