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Re: TYPOLOGY: (conlangs and natlangs): "Tense-Prominent" vs "Aspect-Prominent"

From:caeruleancentaur <caeruleancentaur@...>
Date:Wednesday, August 16, 2006, 11:49
>Eldin Raigmore <eldin_raigmore@...> wrote:
>That might not be all there is to it at all. Languages with >evidentials may be "Mood-Prominent", or at least "Evidential- >Prominent", rather than either Aspect-Prominent or Tense- >Prominent.
Senjecas is "mood-prominent." The verb is inflected only for mood, tense being indicated by the use of particles for past or future. Four moods: indicative, subjunctive, imperative, and relative.
>Where did you get that idea to put it in your conlang?
I read some of Lehmann's works in PIE. He says, if I read him correctly, that verbs in pre-PIE were not inflected.