Aspects vs. Tenses in an All-Out Grudge Match! (was Artyom Kouzminykh; Answes&proposal)
|From:||Steg Belsky <draqonfayir@...>|
|Date:||Friday, August 20, 1999, 21:34|
On Fri, 20 Aug 1999 14:11:51 -0700 Barry Garcia
>They are? Hmm tell that to the Austronesians who dont even have tense
>their verbs, which only show aspect. To show time, we use adverbs of
>like tomorrow, today, now, yesterday, etc. Verbs conjugate according
>aspect: finished, continuing, and contemplated.
I seem to remember reading that some people theorize that Proto-Semitic
only had aspects, and not tenses. I never really understood what exactly
the difference is....if an action is in the past, isn't it finished? And
present actions are continuing, and future actions are only
"hhalomot zeh b'emet"
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