One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- ‘In Latin, perfective and aoristic semantics fused in the perfect, leaving the perfect and imperfect stems.’
- ‘The aoristic present presents the action as a simple event or as a present fact without any reference to its progress.’
- ‘This "past tense" you are referring to is actually the aorist tense, which in most moods of the non-participle forms, would carry a meaning of past time with aoristic aspect.’
- ‘Perfect can be completed aspect in present time or aoristic aspect in past time.’
- ‘But since, in the historical periods of the language, action in progress in past time is expressed by the Imperfect, and the Future is used both as a progressive and as an aoristic tense for future time, it results that the Present Indicative is chiefly used to express action in progress in present time.’
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