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Perfective and imperfective verbs
« on: November 08, 2011, 12:31:36 am »
I'm having problems understanding the differences. Is it like the difference between having done something and was doing something?
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Re: Perfective and imperfective verbs
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2011, 01:28:33 am »
Yes, that's correct.
To turn verb into imperfective form, use <er> infix: Oel teraron yerikit - I'm hunting for hexapod (just now, as there's no tense infix). Hunting is in progress.
To turn verb into perfective form, use <ol> infix: Oel tolaron yerikit - I hunted for hexapod. Hunting is completed action - but we don't know exact time of action, it is simply completed.
Both these infixes can be combined with tense infixes to tell if action is in progress/ completed in the past or future.
See also this thread about infixes, it can be usefull for you.
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Re: Perfective and imperfective verbs
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2011, 10:28:49 am »
Yes, that's correct.
To turn verb into imperfective form, use <er> infix: Oel teraron yerikit - I'm hunting for hexapod (just now, as there's no tense infix). Hunting is in progress.
To turn verb into perfective form, use <ol> infix: Oel tolaron yerikit - I hunted for hexapod. Hunting is completed action - but we don't know exact time of action, it is simply completed.
Both these infixes can be combined with tense infixes to tell if action is in progress/ completed in the past or future.
See also this thread about infixes, it can be usefull for you.

Came to say this. nicely said.

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Re: Perfective and imperfective verbs
« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2011, 09:39:38 pm »
ok. thanks.
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