tlhIngan-Hol Archive: Tue Jun 01 21:35:07 1999
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In a message dated 5/26/1999 9:44:51 PM US Mountain Standard Time,
<< I have recently discovered another good book regarding Aspect--VERB
>SEMANTICS, DIATHESIS AND ASPECT, Mila Dimitrova-Vulchanova, NTNU, Trondheim.
If this is the same kind of "good" that leads you to use perfective aspect
suffixes to indicate the occurrence of a past event, when you've already
established a past tense setting, I doubt its relevance to this mailing
I did not write the book!!!!! The book really does delve deeply into the
origins of the terms aspect, perfective and imperfective. While TKD only
uses the words aspect and perfective without further defining these terms, I
still suggest you read books about aspect written by experts in this field.
I am not saying Okrand is not an expert linguist with perfect knowledge of
what Aspect is and how to use it, he merely has not given explanations that
these books do.
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