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Autor:  José Roberto
E-mail:  josezambon@merconet.com.br
Data:  19/SET/2003 4:14 PM
Assunto:  Re: prep.
Mensagem:  Hello Fabiana

I submitted your query to an American linguistic and she told me:

No, the distinction is idiosyncratic -- evening is seen as a period of time (like morning), but night is a point (the end of the day), just like noon is a point in time (the middle of the day). There is no reason why night should have been seen this way, but it just was.

José Roberto

PS: It seems that Mrobertson was right once again :)
PSii: Hey Carmen, he might have complained for he might have not been able to understand the answers in Portuguese. :)

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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
prep.  –  Fabiana  18/SET/2003, 3:37 PM
Re: prep.  –  Cibélle  18/SET/2003, 4:01 PM
Re: prep.  –  Junior  18/SET/2003, 4:47 PM
Re: prep.  –  André Oliveira  18/SET/2003, 5:05 PM
Re: prep.  –  Carmen  18/SET/2003, 5:18 PM
Re: prep.  –  André Oliveira  18/SET/2003, 5:39 PM
Re: prep.  –  Murilo  19/SET/2003, 12:24 AM
Re: prep.  –  José Roberto  19/SET/2003, 4:26 PM
Re: prep.  –  orlando  18/SET/2003, 6:00 PM
Re: prep.  –  m robertson  18/SET/2003, 7:44 PM
Re: prep.  –  Carmen  19/SET/2003, 2:46 PM
 Re: prep.  –  José Roberto  19/SET/2003, 4:14 PM
Re: prep.  –  carmen  19/SET/2003, 5:01 PM
Re: prep.  –  Fabiana  22/SET/2003, 1:43 PM
Re: prep.  –  mrobertson  23/SET/2003, 8:25 AM
Re: prep.  –  carmen  23/SET/2003, 7:50 PM
Re: prep.  –  Cibelle  23/SET/2003, 4:25 PM

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