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Re: Tense naming question

From:Joe <joe@...>
Date:Monday, March 1, 2004, 17:38
Matt Trinsic wrote:

> Greetings all, > I have recently modified the language I am currently working on to > include two different past tenses. One is for actions that started in > the past, but are still happening. The other for actions that started in > the past are are no longer happening. Is there a name for these > different tenses, and if not, does anyone have any good suggestions > and/or interesting examples of naturals languages that have the same > distinction?
Well, something that was started in the past and is still happening is a present. Something that's no longer happening is a past.


Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>