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Perfect tenses (was Re Inhapxuom)

From:Carlos Thompson <cthompso@...>
Date:Tuesday, October 13, 1998, 14:17
De: Gerald Koenig <jlk@...>
Fecha: Martes 13 de Octubre de 1998 06:24
Asunto: Re Inhapxuom

>Carlos: > >It has been and continues to be (past perfect progressive tense) a >great thrill to see you use VTT. You are the very second person on the >planet to publish anything in it.Thanks much. Your usage is excellent, >especially considering what little information you have had. I will >comment below. I'll just comment tense.
I guess VTT has many posibilities, as longer as I get more involved in NGL I will be trying all three verb systems and I hope I can define my own "dialect" compromising the best I found in them.
>>Inh`pxum >> >>1.Mi bi ad 'ek vu u' 'ekhapxues am ins`ho u' mis facil lum inh`pom. > ^^ >I think it would be better to use "ed" here. It is the difference >between the English "has believed" and "had believed", or past perfect >and pluperfect. I can't find a Spanish pluperfect in my Manul >de Gramatica.
The following are the names of the tenses and the third person conjugation of the regular verbs _amar_, _beber_ and _vivir_. Modo indicativo: "presente imperfecto", "presente simple" or "presente". ama, bebe, vive "prete'rito indefinido", "pasado simple" or "pasado" amo', bebio', vivio' "prete'rito imperfecto", "prete'rito simple" or "prete'rito" amaba, bebi'a, vivi'a "futuro imperfecto", "fututro simple" or "futuro" amara', bebera', vivira' "prete'rito perfecto", "presente compuesto" or "antepresente" ha amado, ha bebido, ha vivido "prete'rito pluscuanperfecto", "prete'rito compuesto" or "anteprete'rito" habi'a amado, habi'a bebido, habi'a vivido "prete'rito anterior", "pasado compuesto" or "antepasado" hubo amado, hubo bebido, hubo vivido "futuro perfecto", "futuro compuesto" or "antefuturo" habra' amado, habra' bebido, habra' vivido modo condicional "imperfecto", "condicional simple" or "condicional" amari'a, beberi'a, viviri'a "perfecto", "condicional compuesto" or "antecondicional" habri'a amado, habri'a bebido, habri'a vivido modo subjuntivo "presente imperfecto" or "presente simple" ame, beba, viva "prete'rito imperfecto" or "prete'rito simple" amara/amase, bebiera/bebiese, viviera/viviese "futuro imperfecto" or "futuro simple" amare, bebiere, viviere "presente perfecto" or "presente compuesto" haya amado, haya bebido, haya vivido "prete'rito perfecto" or "prete'rito compuesto" hubira/hubiese (amado, bebido, vivido) "futuro perfecto" or "futuro compuesto" hubiere amado, hubiere bebido, hubiere vivido modo imperativo (2nd person singular and plural, uses present subjunctive for other persons, including 3rd person for "usted") singular (w/ tu'): ama, bebe, vive singular (w/ vos): ama', bebe', vivi' plural: amad, bebed, vivid The first names of tenses are the ones used in traditional grammar. The third ones are those used by Andres Bello grammar and were the ones thought to me in school, but I'm not sure about which was called "prete'rito" and which "pasado". -- Carlos Th