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Re: Noun tense was Re: bac . . . some info

From:julien eychenne <eychenne.j@...>
Date:Tuesday, July 23, 2002, 9:24
le mar 23-07-2002 à 09:46, Ray Brown a écrit :

> > But I'm pretty sure that what you meant was something more systematic. > > You're right. I meant something more like this. Supposing Latin had this > feature > (which it did not), then we might get something like this: > > domus - [present] the/a house > domibas - [imperfect] a building that used to be house but is now used > for some other purpose > domiturus - [future] a structure that will be a house > domivius - [perfect/preterite] a structure that was once a house, but is > now rubble > domiveras - [pluperfect] something that had once been a house, but has > long disappeared (tho > archaeology might discover something about it) > > [I'm assuming -s as nom. sing. endings, *domibas, domibantis [gen] :) > ]
Ok, so I guess the examples from nawatl are near to this, but it would be interesting to get examples from a lang with a true noun/verb opposition (which is not the case of nawatl).