Societas Classica
“ST. CYRIL AND ST. METHODIUS” UNIVERSITY OF VELIKO TARNOVO - UNIVERSITY PRESS

The Japanese Ta- Form Past Tense of Perfective Aspect


Authors:
Militsa Mineva

Pages: 205-216

Abstract:

The paper deals with the meanings of the Japanese TA verb form, according to the research of some leading linguists. The TA-form is viewed in aspectual and temporal opposition with the non-past U/RUform, as well as in aspectual opposition with the progressive TE+IRUform and the past progressive TE+ITA- form.

Keywords:

past tense, non-past, perfective, progressive, completion

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