Imperfective marking in present tense

Claire Bowern bowern at RICE.EDU
Sat Jan 19 21:00:16 UTC 2008

Dear all,
Bardi has this. It has a three-way tense suffix contrast between -n 
'continuative', -gal 'incomplete', and -null (unmarked). There is also a 
tense prefix position (null for present, ng for past, ngg for future, la 
for irrealis),

Kazuha Watanabe wrote:
> Dear all,
> I am looking for a language which has both plain present tense form and
> distinctively marked imperfective aspect form (not progressive).  All the
> languages I know seem to either use imperfective only in the past
> tense(Romance, for example) or mark imperfective in the present tense but
> do not have a separate plain present tense form (Slavic, for example).
> Thank you very much!
> Kazuha Watanabe
> !DSPAM:4134,47926426224281179361415!

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