Re: Rosetta Stone of Verb Aspect

From: Clayton Bartholomew (
Date: Sun Aug 03 1997 - 07:45:19 EDT

Thanks to Jonathan for the Rosetta Stone. Looking it over, one thing
jumps out at me. Most of the recent models seem to have relegated the
*future* to a kind of orphan status. This gives me reason to doubt the
general validity of these models. If you have to send a major component
of the verb system into permanent exile to make your model work then it
is time to go back to the drawing table and start over. This is where I
think we are headed. I think we are going to discover that Porter and
Fanning are simply wrong, not about details but their basic approach is

I know that the *future* issue has been talked about frequently but it
has not been solved.

Clay Bartholomew
Three Tree Point

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