"If eating, as Toren argues, once used to demonstrate the chiefs’ mana through the annihilation of the mana of others, it bears keeping in mind that the prevailing Nalotan idiom for time wasting is ‘eating [the] time’, kania na gauna. ‘Eating time’ generally means wastefulness, but a kind of selfish wastefulness that prioritizes the eater’s desires over those of others: people are said to ‘eat money’ (kana ilavo) in town when they spend it on cream buns and taxi rides instead of bringing it back to the village. Villagers, on the other hand, are said to ‘eat time’ when they indulge in DVDs and storytelling instead of helping others. Wasting or ‘eating’ time thereby also indicates the ability to appropriate time from others – like ‘taking somebody else’s time’ or ‘keeping somebody tied up for one’s own end against their will’, as two Nalotan men defined vesumona, the practice of time-tying others. Control over the time resource comes across as a control over others in a way that may be particularly attuned to Veratan symbols of power."
~ Matti Eräsaari (https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/02757206.2018.1445624)
"For Awetý and Kamaiurá speakers, the future is in front of the speaker's eyes, but not far away; it is located in the immediate visual field. No events are located behind the speaker when thinking either about past or about future.
For the Huni Kuĩ, the Collaborating Researcher and Research Consultants reported that events that happened in the past are conceptualized as being in the heart. Future events and plans are located in the head (which is thought of as the location of the mind and thinking). In this language, too, there is no conceptualization of events being behind the speaker; every event that is remembered or anticipated is located in the body: heart and mind. This finding confirms that although motion constructions resembling MT expressions are employed in these languages, this does not imply a conceptualization of an event moving along a timeline. In these cultures past and future are conceptualized in terms not of spatial direction, but of embodied mental capacities: memory, anticipation, intention, and imagination."
~ Vera da Silva Sinha (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6431639/)