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Re: verbal system

From:Nik Taylor <yonjuuni@...>
Date:Sunday, January 19, 2003, 8:43
Florian Rivoal wrote:
> i was thinking of having two verb groups. in one, comjugation would > indicate tense, in the other, aspect. and the first group could have > mainly (or only, i am not sure) action verbs, while the second would > be more (or completely)filled with stative verbs.
I suspect that they would tend to merge in some way. Either the two groups will come to share suffixes so that they both mark tense *and* aspect, or the categories in one will be redefined to fit the other, e.g., perfect -> past or vice versa. That doesn't *seem* to me to be a stable system, but who knows, I might be wrong. :-) -- "There's no such thing as 'cool'. Everyone's just a big dork or nerd, you just have to find people who are dorky the same way you are." - overheard ICQ: 18656696 AIM Screen-Name: NikTaylor42