Verbal System (Tense, Aspect, Mood)
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The present treatment recognizes an essential dichotomy of synthetic versus analytic morphology and argues for a strict separation of tense and aspect. Traditional morphological categories are linked with semantic categories: present  and imperfect with Imperfective, aorist with Perfective, and…

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Vit Bubenik, “Verbal System (Tense, Aspect, Mood)”, in: Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: First Last. Consulted online on 22 March 2018 <>
First published online: 2013

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