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Lingua Frakas...TMA (tenses,mood & aspects)

From:Jonathan Chang <zhang2323@...>
Date:Sunday, May 14, 2000, 20:16
In a message dated 2000/05/14 02:01:32 PM, Ray wrote:

>The older division, preseved in the >Germanic languages and very largely in ancient Greek is between past & >non-past (like the pairs of examples of south west England English dialect >I gave in my last email).
So far, most of the pidgins & creoles I have been looking at have a division of past & non-past, too. Maybe this is part & parcel of the tendency of pidgins/creoles to reduce & simplify... ::deep in thought, reassessing Lingua Frakas' tenses::