Aspect & Aktionsart

From: Garland H. Shinn (
Date: Tue Oct 05 1999 - 20:58:20 EDT


What is the currently accepted distinction between these words when
dealing with verbs? My understanding is that aspect relates to the way
the verb is used in the sense of whether it is gnomic aorist, constative
aorist, etc. while Aktionsart deals with whether the action or state is
either defined (progressive, etc.) or undefined. Is this an accurate

Thanks for your input in this area.


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