RE: tense & aspect / action & states of being

Carl W. Conrad (
Sun, 8 Sep 1996 06:38:53 -0500

At 7:29 PM -0500 9/7/96, Jonathan Robie wrote:
>Don Wilkins writes:
>> I would plead for the golden mean, acknowledging the truth of
>> aspect where it is true and that of time and all the other
>> details of the verb system where they are true.
>Could you give me some heuristics or some examples to help me
>know when each is true?

Oh, the shameless impudence of these "little Greeks"! ;-)

Carl W. Conrad
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