are languages basically a form of fantastical physics?￼
to describe character is to describe properties which can be enacted by processes or be latent / potential and these apply to (or construct or exude from (processes again)) objects, which don’t have to correspond with things like balls and houses and people but concepts such as time and love can be treated as objects too (although that can lead to big problems).
these objects act upon or with each other in various ways.
the various ways are sometimes referred to as if objects themselves. losing time. falling in love, when they are in fact compressing a series of actions into a shorthand eliminating other objects – such as the causers or participants in the motions.
(losing time lacks a who and why. there is a goal not being reached and a goal is set by a person or other intending entity / object so who set the goal?)
time travel is easy in language.
you can even be vague in language and talk as if nothing is occurring by hiding happenings in descriptions of objects.