- adj. Of or pertaining to an aspect.
- adj. grammar Of or pertaining to grammatical aspect.
- adj. of or belonging to an aspect (as an aspect of the verb)
- aspect + -ual (Wiktionary)
“In other words, rather than reconstructing a separate voice, we might simply place the middle in a different aspectual category under the subjective distinct from the *r-less "proto-perfect" and further treat it as the marked "presentive" form of the subjective.”
“So let's remodel the above into a new, purely aspectual system which might better account for everything, including Anatolian this time:”
“Later, as the system settled into a new tensual contrast, any aspectual distinctions between the mi-class and hi-class dissolved since the only thing that mattered now, grammatically speaking, was past and present-future (ie. when an action occurred), not the aspect (ie. how an action occurred).”
“(13 Aug 2009) Just noticed something I might want to rearrange with better clarity: We can then take note of an interesting aspectual contrast between *bʰḗr-mi 'I am/was carrying' with no specific event being conveyed (potentially habitual), and the semelfactivizing quality of the sigmatic form *bʰḗr-s-m̥ 'I have carried (once)' ...”
“We can then take note of an interesting aspectual contrast between *bʰḗr-m̥ 'I carry/carried' with no specific event being conveyed (potentially habitual), and the semelfactivizing quality of the sigmatic form *bʰḗr-s-m̥ 'I have carried (once)', acting essentially like a perfective for inherently durative verbs.”
“Instead I'd like to suggest that it derives from a Mid IE aspectual marker *-ɢ̰a-, which originally might have conveyed a perfective sense.”
“In British English, an aspectual distinction is usually involved.”
“IEists for example volley terms about like "aorist" (aspectual or tensal?) and "markedness" (phonetic or inflectional?) within a variety of sometimes contradictory contexts and it's important to recognize the shades of subtlety.”
“Thinking less "transitive" and more aspectual, the use of *-mi would be because of its inchoative nature.”
“Notice that the aspectual nuance varies with the kind of verb.”
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