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 http://www.ccil.org/~cowan firstname.lastname@example.org
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)