Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Detail #114: Aspect Shenanigans

Imagine a language that distinguishes punctual from non-punctual, but which exact type of punctuality is being discussed is not normally specified - so perfect and inchoative are marked the same in most circumstances - although there may be optional periphrastic ways of specifying further aspectual distinctions.

Of course, this might seem somewhat unrealistic, so how about restricting having only this particular distinction to only, say, irrealis moods?

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