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

Rolf Furuli furuli at online.no
Tue Jul 7 03:22:27 EDT 2009


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>(By the way, you've wholly misrepresented my again -- I said nothing
>about the relationship between event time and the deictic centre
>correlating with perfective aspect! Where on earth did that come from?)
>
>Thanks,
>David Kummerow.
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>>  DK has demonstrated that he still does not understand the basic
>>  parameters used by Reichenbach, Comrie, Broman Olsen and myself. Tense
>>  is the relationship between reference time and the deictic center, not
>>  between event time and the deictic center. This is so because event time
>>  can start before the deictic center and continue after it. But OK, I
>>  agree that the whole event time in Gen 12:1 is prior to the deictic
>>  center. This shows that the reference is past, but not that the
>>  WAYYIQTOL is past tense. And there is no way to look inside the verb and
>>  know whether the whole or a part is made visible.
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As seen by my words quoted above, I said that TENSE   is not the 
relationship between event time and the deictic center. I did not 
speak of aspect.


Best regards,

Rolf Furuli
University of Oslo



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