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Continuous Aspect

Continuous Aspect

Continuous aspect is an imperfective aspect that expresses an ongoing, but not habitual, occurrence of the state or event expressed by the verb .

(Quechua)

The word -sa expresses continuous aspect, as in the following example:

  • rik'usan ‘He sees it.’ (literally, ‘He is seeing it.’)
Page/s: 94
Source: Dahl 1985

Dahl, Osten. 1985.Tense and aspect systems. New York: Basil Blackwell.

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Source: Comrie 1976a

Comrie, Bernard. 1976a.Aspect: An introduction to verbal aspect and related problems. Cambridge, England: Cambridge University.

Page/s: 21
Source: Bills, Vallejo, and Troike 1969

Bills, Garland D., Bernardo Vallejo C., and Rudolph C. Troike. 1969.An introduction to spoken Bolivian Quechua. Austin, TX: University of Texas.

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