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Re: Tense and aspect

From:Edgard Bikelis <bikelis@...>
Date:Saturday, September 8, 2007, 5:38

For me... I read a couple of simple descriptions of aspect, then I saw the
following page... and the shock between the two generated an internal
consensus ; ).

Be brave, this is a good example of how baroque an explanation can be.


(I like baroque, btw.)

On 9/7/07, Eric Christopherson <rakko@...> wrote:
> > I find that aspect and tense are hard to pin down in my conlangs. Is > there a good tutorial on tense and aspect on the web anywhere? Come > to think of it, what books would people recommend? I know of the ones > by Comrie. > > What I'd like is something to explain how different languages handle > tenses and aspects -- what sorts of distinctions they make and what > things they collapse together. > > I'd also like to read about the interaction between tense and aspect, > and perhaps voice and mood. >