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What is hodiernal past tense?

 

Definition
 

Hodiernal past tense is a past tense that refers to a time as located before the moment of utterance within the span culturally defined as "today."

Generic
  Hodiernal past tense is a kind of
 
Sources
 

Comrie 1985b 87

 

Dahl 1985 125–126


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