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What is inchoative aspect?

 

Definition
 

Inchoative aspect is an aspect that expresses the beginning of an event or state.

Generic
  Inchoative aspect is a kind of
 
Sources
 

Crystal 1980 34, 181

 

Pei and Gaynor 1954 98

 

Nida 1949 168

 

Bybee 1985 147–148

 

Mish 1991 608–609


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