Re: (shortish) The Mysterious Disappearance of Verb Aspect

From: clayton stirling bartholomew (
Date: Sun Apr 12 1998 - 05:59:03 EDT

Rolf Furuli wrote:
> So I often have to ask which aspect is used, and
> then the student takes a new look and can figure out the finer nuances of
> the text, because aspect can be a strong tool for the communication of
> these finer nuances.

Yes Rolf,

But I am very suspicious of finer nuances. In my meager and inadequate
experience, most of these finer nuances simply disappear under close scrutiny.
That's why I think of them as ghosts.

Clayton Stirling Bartholomew
Three Tree Point
P.O. Box 255 Seahurst WA 98062

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