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Re: My latest language: Yracnaji

From:daniel andreasson <danielandreasson@...>
Date:Tuesday, February 5, 2002, 19:17
Joe Hill wrote:

> Durative is a continuous event, like 'He is Eating', or > 'He was jumping', Aorist is a completed event, like 'He > ate' or 'he jumped'. Stative is a normal present tense > 'He eats'
Aha. The names of the aspects are a bit confusing. Durative is often contrasting with punctual, but I guess it's okay to use. Other alternatives could be continuative or progressive (like English). The "completed event" aspect is most often called "perfective" and I would call the "basic" aspect "aorist". You can call the aspects anything you want, oc. I'm just making some suggestions. :) ||| daniel -- |