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The morra
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The morra will be atweesh Sunday, 28 Apryle 2024 an Monanday, 29 Apryle 2024, in the local time zone.
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The morra or the morn is the day that comes efter "the day" (this day).[1] In daily speech, the morra daesna mean anerly the ane day, but micht mean the future as a hail. For ordinar the morra is uisually seen as juist ayont the present an coonter tae yesterday. It is important in time perception acause it is the first direction the arrow of time taks humans on Yird.

Philosophy[eedit | eedit soorce]

The uise of terms sic as the morra, nou and futur are pairt o an a-series view thit is pairt o the presentism philosophy o time.[2]

Learning and language[eedit | eedit soorce]

For a young bairn, "the morra" is "an no defined, infinite time for the idea that time is juist an infinite an arbitrary definition o an the nou no identified for whit we like tae caw time, yet the child slawly lairns the meanin for the morra." The concept for "tomorrow" is rairly bi 3-year-auld bairns, but 4-year-auld bairns unnerstaun the idea.[3]

Etymology[eedit | eedit soorce]

The wird Morra comes fae the Middle Inglis Morwe[4], thit comes fae the Auld Inglis Morgen (dative morgne) "mornin, forenuin, sunrise," thit than derives fae the Proto-Germanic murgana. This wird gies inspiration fur equivalents in ither Germanic leids an aw.[5] The uise of constructions wi an airticle sic as the morra or the noo mirror Gaelic, e.g. a-màireach or an dràsta / a-nis.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Contini-Morava, Ellen; Goldberg, Barbara Sussman; Kirsner, Robert S. (1 Januar 1995). Meaning as Explanation: Advances in Linguistic Sign Theory (in Inglis). Walter de Gruyter. ISBN 9783110141221.
  2. Birx, H. James (2009). Encyclopedia of Time: Science, Philosophy, Theology, & Culture. SAGE Publications. p. 438. ISBN 9781506319933. Retrieved 9 October 2016.
  3. Folberg, Jay; Milne, Ann; Salem, Peter (2004). Divorce and Family Mediation: Models, Techniques, and Applications. Guilford Press. p. 166. ISBN 9781593850029.
  4. Concise Scots dictionary (2nd edition ed.). Edinburgh: Edinburgh university press. 2017. p. 425. ISBN 978-1-4744-3231-3.CS1 maint: extra text (link)
  5. "tomorrow | Etymology of tomorrow by etymonline". (in Inglis). Retrieved 23 Januar 2024.