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Aymara-speakers conceive of time as flowing away from them , whereas we Anglophones think of ourselves as moving forward through time. They say “way back in the future” and gesture behind themselves when talking about what’s to come.
- It’s logical because you can see what’s in front of you — you’re aware of what’s in front of you, just like you’re aware of the past. And the future you can’t see — just like you can’t see behind yourself.