Re : Re: Artyom Kouzminykh: Answes&proposal
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|Date:||Friday, August 20, 1999, 22:21|
Dans un courrier dat=E9 du 20/08/99 22:15:00 , Barry a =E9crit :
> They are? Hmm tell that to the Austronesians who dont even have tense in
> their verbs, which only show aspect. To show time, we use adverbs of time=,
> like tomorrow, today, now, yesterday, etc. Verbs conjugate according to
> aspect: finished, continuing, and contemplated.
(rabitting on : mpff mpff mpfff - i can't write rabbit well)
indonesians & co. don't even show aspects inside the verbs :
saya makan : i eat
saya sedang makan : i am eating
saya masih makan : i'm still eating
saya belum makan : i didn't eat yet
saya akan makan : i will eat
saya sudah makan : i have already eaten
saya telah makan : i just finished eating
saya mulai makan : i start eating
saya akan telah makan, etc.
and yes, all of these are verbs used as auxiliaries,
adverbs or whatever : mulai means "to start", telah "to
complete", akan "to contemplate", etc.
but there are only 120 million of them
(indonesians, not aspects, i mean).
and they find english very difficult to learn.
i can't even think of esperanto (JOKEJOKEJOKE)
they are quite underdevelopped, you know.