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

From:Paul Bennett <paul-bennett@...>
Date:Monday, July 11, 2005, 2:04
On Sun, 10 Jul 2005 21:46:33 -0400, Henrik Theiling <theiling@...>

> überübermorgen
If you're going to allow those kinds of shenannigans, you might as well say English has a denumerably infinite number of tenses. "Seventeen minutes after 3pm, twelve Thursdays ago", for instance ... ;-) Or, less insanely: I think the distinction has to be made between morphological tense and lexical tense. Paul


Henrik Theiling <theiling@...>