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Re: THEORY: Tenses (was: Re: THEORY: ... Auxiliaries...)

From:Adam Walker <carrajena@...>
Date:Wednesday, July 13, 2005, 21:55
--- Henrik Theiling <theiling@...> wrote:
> PS: I'm very sure Mandarin isn't the only example of > languages lacking > tense, or specifically future tense. I think > Modern Japanese also > lacks tense, while Old Japanese had a past > tense. The -ta is > perfect aspect as far as I know, or isn't it? >
Indonesian doesn't have tense either. Adam Jin nifalud fistus todus idavi eseud adimpuudu ul isu fi aved niminchunadu pera ul Dju peu'l medju djul provedu cumvi dichid: «Iñi! Cunchepijid ed nadajid il virdjini ad junu huiju, ed cuamajuns ad si il Emanueli fi sñivigad ul Dju simu noviscu.» Machu 1:22-23