Cohortative Subjunctive and verbal aspect

Date: Thu Feb 13 1997 - 11:52:30 EST

Greetings and salutations!

I would appreciate comments and/or recommended articles on the cohortative
subjuntive. I particulary would like to know if anyone views its usage as
"marked". It would seem to fit the definition since it is a relatively rare
verbal form.

Verb aspect, as I understand it, primarily refers to alternation in tenses
with the aorist being the text of default, and the perfect the most marked.
 Can verbal aspect also apply to rarer moods, and other general verbal
configurations that are unusual?

In other words, does a verbal feature, which is a bit out of the ordinary,
receive emphasis as a rule?

I understand that there was some discussion on verbal aspect a short time
ago, but I lost all my files before I read them. I apologize if this is

Thank you,
Cindy Westfall

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.1.4 : Sat Apr 20 2002 - 15:38:05 EDT