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Re: Novel ConGrammar

From:Paul Bennett <paul-bennett@...>
Date:Tuesday, September 28, 2004, 19:02
On Tue, 28 Sep 2004 18:46:02 +0100, Ray Brown <ray.brown@...> wrote:

> Yes - but what I am not clear about is what you understand the difference > is between "present indefinite" & 'present definite".
Absent evidence, I'd posit irrealis and realis respectively. Likewise a(n) (ir)realis distinction for the other tenses. What Rodlox needs to do is stop inventing terminology willy-nilly (or borrowing terms from one domain to use in another), and describe features in detailed, careful prose, with copious clear examples, and hopefully the throng can supply the correct terminology. Paul