Is this realistic?
|From:||Rob Haden <magwich78@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, July 2, 2003, 15:05|
Let's say there's a language with a simple verbal system, having three main
1. Anterior tense marker.
2. Irrealis mood marker.
3. Non-punctual (progressive) aspect marker.
Thus, the unmarked form of the verb (with respect to TMA) would be aorist
aspect, concomitant tense, and indicative mood.
I want to make the verbal system more complex using only those three
formants above. Here is what I have in mind:
Aorist + Anterior Tense > Perfect(ive)
Progressive + Anterior Tense > Imperfect(ive)
Is this realistic? My concern is mainly with the first derivation.