On Wed, 19 Aug 2009 12:01:55 -0700, Arthaey Angosii wrote:
> What tense do other languages use when telling stories?
> In English, novels are usually in past tense. Orally told stories are
> sometimes in past tense, other times in "narrative present tense" (or
> whatever it's called).
In German, novels are usually in past tense. Oral stories are in past
tense, perfect (which in colloquial German is used much as a past tense)
or occasionally present tense.
AFMCL, Old Albic uses the aorist (a form expressing perfective aspect
unmarked for tense) as tense of narration.
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