We have seen the word will together with our core words, be, have, and do, in the Field for the grammatical FUTURE. We can turn back to Chapter 1.
How can we envision the word will on its own? Let us try to see the word will in all our Fields of Time.
We can say we will be, will have, and will do, for our FUTURE Field. What do we say for the word will itself? We do not say,
There is no such standard language pattern. Our FUTURE Field for the verb form “will” is blank.
Should we allow this to make us confused? Let us reason on language form. We use the word will to talk about the future, but the form of the word itself is PRESENT.
We may think about human minds, as we began in CHAPTER 1. Humans have evolved grammars along with perception for three-dimensional space. There never has been, and there is not at hand really, any fourth dimension, as time.
The real time we live in is always the PRESENT. We can make predictions on the real-time future, but we never can travel into it, as time continually moves on, and there hardly would be a way to take our space with us: well, our three-dimensional bodies, for example.
We use PRESENT grammatical forms to talk about the future, and “will” is one of those forms we can use to map cognitively, in our minds, on the real-time future.
Everyday life allows quite exact predictions, as for one person, or a family, or a group of people. We can think about going to school or work.
Owing to this experience, we have a standard language use, in which grammatically a PRESENT verb form, “will”, maps on the real-time future.
In our earthly reality, using the verb form “will” twice would be “double mapping”. In other words, it would be linguistically redundant.
Let us compare all our core words for the PRESENT, PAST, and FUTURE.
Our core words are verbs. A verb is a word saying what we do, what others do, or what happens.
Verb forms may tell if we refer to the PRESENT, FUTURE, or the PAST. However, the verb WILL can map on the FUTURE already in the PRESENT form.
Time to exercise our language natures (!)
2.1. WORD PRACTICE IN THE FIELDS OF TIME