Hesternal tense refers to an event which occurred yesterday (in an absolute tense system) or on the preceding day (in a relative tense system). A pre-hesternal tense refers to an event which occurred prior to yesterday or the previous day. Hesternal tense is reported, for example in the Fyam or Fyem language of northern Nigeria.
- Cicero, In Catilinam II; Catullus, 50; Augustine, Sermon 4.
- Daniel Nettle, The Fyem Language of Northern Nigeria, LINCOM Europa 1998
- Earl W. Stevick, Adapting and writing language lessons, U.S. Foreign Service Institute, 1971, p. 302.
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