Name this construction
pete_dembrowski at HOTMAIL.COM
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Does anyone have a reference describing the tense/aspect/mood of the Hindi construction:
V-PERF to.be-PERF PRES
Or in words: the main semantic verb in the perfective aspect, followed by "to.be" also in the perfective aspect, followed by a tense auxiliary. For example,
It seems to be some form of present perfect aspect, but I need to understand how it is different from the regular present perfect:
I have done this work.
That is, what does the addition of "to.be" in the perfective aspect do for it.
[I'm asking, because Kangri and Dogri make this distinction morphologically, and I'm trying to describe it].
Thanks in advance,
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