Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Excerpts from my notebooks
In the late Latin period, speakers began saying amare habeo—I have (to) love instead of amavi—I loved. This grammar of possession in the past or a future is present in English too—I have loved or I've got to go. On some subconscious level, we must feel we own our actions in the past and intentions for the future
These words are not meant to be read in their entirety. Skim them the way this plane skims the cloud layer, jostling sometim...