"functional/communicative approach" (was re: vav conversive)

Bryan Rocine brocine at earthlink.net
Thu Sep 9 17:24:04 EDT 1999


In my last post I was concentrating on the wayyiqtol as per
the original query in the thread, and I think I created a
misunderstanding about my whole system view.  I suggested
"3.5" forms by treating the qatal/weqatal and yiqtol
distinctions sloppily as merely "genre sensitive."  Let me
clarify by stating that I hold to "5.5" forms.  new summary:

fientive:  1. wayyiqtol (perfective, mainline)
              2. yiqtol, long (non-past and generic)
              3. yiqtol, short (modal)

attributive: 4. qatal (tells what was/is)
                 5. weqatal (modal, considering future as a
species of
                     modality, and mainline)

imperfective 5.5. qotel

Do you think it's justified to distinguish between the


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