Re: THEORY: Temporal Auxiliaries, Aspectual Auxiliaries, Modal Auxiliaries
|From:||# 1 <salut_vous_autre@...>|
|Date:||Friday, July 8, 2005, 19:37|
I will stop talking about this subject and simply recognize my ignorance of
the subject, I'll simply post this for a last question
Ray Brown wrote:
>>>Trask defines 'conditional' thus:
>>>"A conventional name for certain verb forms occurring in some languages,
>>>notably Romance languages, which typically express some notion of
>>>remoteness, supposition, approximation or implied condition.
>>>the conditional is really a mood, but formally it behaves more like part
>>>of the tense system...."
>>I thought that time could only be past-present-future with some exceptions
>What exceptions? Tense in its strict meaning can refer only to past,
>present and future. Many languages, including English, distinguish formally
>only between past and non-past.
I thought of aorist... that I never really understood, but re-reading about
this have I understood if I say that it is in fact a tense mixed with a
But there are no language that distinct more than those? like distincting
"far past" from "near past" or having a "past" and a
they would use in stories, genesis histories, dreams, childhood memories of
the oldest members of the group...?