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Re: Aspect revisited

From:John Cowan <cowan@...>
Date:Monday, November 16, 1998, 18:26
Raimundus A. Brown scripsit:

> The Latin perfect tense could be used this way. There is the famous > occasion when Cicero announced that certain people had been executed > (Cataline & followers IIRC) with: "Vixerunt" - 'they've stopped living'.
And of course the first line of many of my postings has another fine example: "scripsit", meaning not merely "wrote", but "has written" = "has finished writing". -- John Cowan You tollerday donsk? N. You tolkatiff scowegian? Nn. You spigotty anglease? Nnn. You phonio saxo? Nnnn. Clear all so! 'Tis a Jute.... (Finnegans Wake 16.5)