Time and language.

  title={Time and language.},
  author={Jerry Scharf},
  journal={Gegenbaurs morphologisches Jahrbuch},
  volume={128 3},
  • Jerry Scharf
  • Published 1982 in Gegenbaurs morphologisches Jahrbuch
It is very interesting question whether time if a priori in mankind's thinking or whether it is a category which results from experience. Each human being has a memory so that he is able to distinguish between the past and the present, but not every language has a word expressing the common idea of time. In hunting and gathering populations such as Bushmen and Yumbri no one can state his own age. In chronobiology, the most important zeitgebers are the sun and the moon. Certain peasant peoples… CONTINUE READING