LINGUIST List 30.1743

Tue Apr 23 2019

Qs: Postmodern vs Future

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Date: 16-Apr-2019
From: Ralph Clarke <>
Subject: Postmodern vs Future
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Conceptually, I know there is a difference between postmodern and future.


post- WORD ORIGIN. a prefix, meaning “behind,” “after,” “later,” “subsequent to,” “posterior to,”

adjective: modern
relating to the present or recent times as opposed to the remote past.

noun: future
the time or a period of time following the moment of speaking or writing; time regarded as still to come.

Aren't they essentially the same thing?

Is there something I'm missing?

I apologize if this is a stupid question.

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Subject Language(s): English (eng)

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