Verbs in Ps 18 ans 2 Sam 22

Rolf Furuli furuli at
Sun Sep 6 03:24:32 EDT 1998

Dear Bryan,

I have several objections to your definition of perfectivity and
imperfectivity as a function of clauses rather than of verb forms. I will
post these later. Now I have two questions: (1) The verbs of Prov 31:13-28,
are they  perfective or imperfective, and what is the reason for the
judgement? (2) As regards New Testament Greek, it is universally accepted
that perfectivity and imperfectivity are connected with verb forms and not
with clauses. In your view, are all aorists perfective and all imperfects
imperfective, or can both forms be perfective and imperfective, depending
on the context?


Rolf Furuli
Lecturer in Semitic languages
University of Oslo

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