George’s father has pragmatics issues, but anyway … pronouns! (Almost) every language is going to have pronouns of some sort. We talk all kinds — closed-class, open-class, free, clitic, and even having pronouns for bizarrely specific people. Also, we review Baranxe’i
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Okuno Zankoku (Comment on #17: Aspect)
Doesn’t Latin separate tense and aspect? I mean, that was the way I thought about it, but it’s not like I actually managed to speak with an L1 speaker of Latin, so take this for what it’s worth.
You had to stretch it a little, but once I treated perfect as being a sort-of present tense and pluperfect as a past perfective, tense and aspect look perfectly distinct. I mean, obviously it’s not perfect separation, and it gets far weirder outside of indicative and subjunctive, but is there anything that’s perfect in language? Latin at least comes as close to perfectly separated as anyone would like (any real people anyway…).
Oh, wait a minute, what am I thinking? Japanese has an even better separation:
Non-Past Perfect: kuru
Past Perfect: kita
Non-Past Imperfect: kite iru
Past Imperfect: kite ita
Hmm, although wiki is making me doubt, but this is the way it was taught in my class (plus or minus technical terms), so I’m running with it.