|From:||Sai Emrys <sai@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, July 11, 2006, 4:37|
I'm re-re-watching Pearson's talk, and wonder... there's telic, and
atelic... is there an anti-telic?
This would be a verb that not just doesn't have a *necessary*
endpoint, or *can* continue indefinitely, but *must* continue
indefinitely. (Aspect would also be a bit weird with it.)
Any natlang or conlang examples of this?
(This relates to another thing mentioned by John Q quoting me at the
talk, about having a verb tense that denotes some sort of cyclical
tense - e.g. it happened in the past and will happen in the future,
but isn't happening right now.)