|From:||Lars Finsen <lars.finsen@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, May 15, 2007, 12:19|
Den 15. mai. 2007 kl. 12.59 skrev John Vertical:
> Yes, this is called a telic/atelic distinction and it's present in
> Uralic langs. The telic, or completed, or resultativ action is
> marked with
> the object in the plain accusativ (which, as I just wrote in
> another thred,
> usually looks like a singular genetiv or a plural nominativ), while
> atelic, or uncompleted, or irresultativ form is marked with the
> object in
> the partitiv case.
I have something vaguely related about IE, that it could form a
completive aspect by adding an initial s, which is why we have so
many s-initial clusters.
I believe I have found the same tool in North East Caucasian as well,
and I am using it in Gaajan (which descends from NEC in my conworld).
Possibly it's very old and shared between the two superfamilies.