<< Shortest versus smallest isn’t actually a question of grammatical punctiliousness. Different languages frame time differently. Swedish and English speakers, for example, tend to think of time in terms of distance—what a long day, we say. Time becomes an expanse one has to traverse. Spanish and Greek speakers, on the other hand, tend to think of time in terms of volume—what a full day, they exclaim. Time becomes a container to be filled >>
Kendra Pierre-Louis. The language you speak changes your perception of time. TIME IS RELATIVE. May 9, 2017.
<< These results reveal the malleable nature of human time representation as part of a highly adaptive information processing system >>
Bylund E , Athanasopoulos P. The Whorfian Time Warp: Representing Duration Through the Language Hourglass. J Exp Psychol Gen. 2017 Apr 27. doi: 10.1037/xge0000314.