[b-hebrew] Hebrew Verbs Request (from Rodney Duke)

Ken Penner pennerkm at mcmaster.ca
Mon Aug 22 08:43:53 EDT 2005


Rolf wrote:

> 2. Aspect in the traditional sense, with the opposition complete/ 
> incomplete (or, complete/uncompleted), is not 
> grammatical zed. However, 
> aspect, with different definitions (made on the basis of the 
> relationship between event time and reference time) is 
> grammaticalized. 

Could you provide these "different definitions" of aspect for the list? In
your view, what *is* the relationship between event time and reference time
grammaticalized by the verb forms?
Is it a relationship of precedence (a type of relative tense)?
Is it inclusion (the usual meaning of aspect)?
Is it overlap?
Is it phase (inceptive/nascent, final/completive, continuative, resumptive,
habitual)?
Does it involve iteration, stages, subintervals?

Ken Penner
McMaster/Hebrew




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