[b-hebrew] b-hebrew Uncancellable meaning and Hebrew verbs

James Read J.Read-2 at sms.ed.ac.uk
Mon Jul 6 08:05:00 EDT 2009


you just repeated what I said but made it out like you were saying  
something else.

James Christian

Quoting David Kummerow <farmerjoeblo at hotmail.com>:

>> Hi,
>> as far as I understand Rolf's work he claims that both tense and aspect
>> are cancellable. That was the whole point of his providing refined
>> definitions of imperfect and perfect aspects.
>> James Christian
> Hi James,
> Then you've misunderstood his work. Rolf argues that tense and aspect
> (traditionally defined) cannot be the semantic (ie uncancellable)
> meaning of the verbal system because each of this is cancellable.
> However, his redefined notions of perfective and imperfective aspect he
> asserts is the semantic (ie uncancellable) meaning of the verbal system.
> Regards,
> David Kummerow.
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