Verbal Aspect terms LONG?

waldo slusher waldoslusher at yahoo.com
Fri May 24 15:40:27 EDT 2002


Mark:


> > Let's assume an event occurred over a 10 second
> time period.
> > We can then represent the event by a line (10
> seconds in "length")as:
> > 
> >   s-------------------------------------e
> > 
> > s = start of event
> > e = end of event
> > 
> > Imperfective forms might draw one's focus or
> attention
> > to the middle of the above line, whereas a
> perfective form
> > might draw our attention to the end. This becomes
> important
> > when dealing with the various kinds of verbs, such
> as Activities,
> > Accomplishments, Achievements, States. This is
> where I feel
> > I need to invest more time to understand how this
> fits into
> > Verbal Aspect.


Could you give just a little more detail on these
various kinds of verbs? This is new to me.

Waldo Slusher
Calgary, AL



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