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What is continuous aspect?

 

Definition
 

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

Example (Quechua)
 
  • The word -sa expresses continuous aspect, as in the following example:

  • rik''usan ‘He sees it.’ (literally, ‘He is seeing it.’)
  • Source:

    Bills, Vallejo, and Troike 1969 21

  • Kind
      Here is a kind of continuous aspect:
     
    Generic
      Continuous aspect is a kind of
     
    Sources
     

    Comrie 1976a 12, 26

     

    Dahl 1985 94

     

    Bills, Vallejo, and Troike 1969 21


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