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Theory on the evolution of Languages

From:Afian <yann_kiraly@...>
Date:Wednesday, August 18, 2004, 10:37
No offense. The following is simply a collection of clarifications.

1. I didn't say tenses or cases got any simpler or more complex, only that
they became more.

2. I said that when I say tenses, I also mean aspects of them.

3. Hungarian has a future construction. If the will-future is a tense,
this is too.

4. English also has the genitive. (This is Tim's ball.)

5. I meant to say that the tenses declined to three in Hungarian, not