yqtl patterns and Anson Rainey

Peter Kirk Peter_Kirk at sil.org
Thu Jun 14 13:03:35 EDT 2001

Indeed the prophetic QATAL is important. Such things show how my table is
oversimplified. But I don't see the distinction between this and the normal

YIQTOL future as aspectual. It would certainly be wrong to identify the
perfective future with QATAL; it was one of Randall's main points that
future YIQTOL is not necessarily imperfective. Maybe someone else can
clarify what the distinction is.

Peter Kirk
  -----Original Message-----
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  Subject: Re: yqtl patterns and Anson Rainey

  In a message dated 6/13/01 6:29:48 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
  Peter_Kirk at sil.org writes:

    The forms YIQTOL and WEQATAL are used when either the aspect is
    or the tense is non-past.

  What about the so-called prophetic use of QATAL for the future?
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