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Many languages have a distinction between past and non-past that doesn't explicitly mark the future. Japanese, for example: 食べます tabemasu "eat, eats, will eat" 食べました tabemasita "ate" English sometimes does the same thing: After I finish this report, I'll come to the meeting. The "finishing" is clearly in the future, but ...


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No, it's not Thai. I'm almost sure the script is Javanese, but it's upside-down in your picture. The language is not necessarily Javanese, because the script is used for several languages; check out the link for more info.


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