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.