I suspect there are, but I think I should perhaps ask: are there extant languages which divide non-Personal tenses into "animal" and "other" ? an example of what I'm looking for a name for the phenomenon, is at http://www.geocities.com/rodlox/Conlangs/Faux_Farsi.html for example: word // Moghul translation // tense // example * have // qa"an // Non-Person Possessing, Past & Present Tense // The boulder has lichen (on it), The boulder had moss growing (on it), The book is damaged, The book has damage (to it). * have // qa"ana // Non-Person Possessing, Future Tense // The boulder will have moss on it. * have, attached-to // qeda= // Animal Possessing, Present Tense // The horse has a leech (on it). * have, attached-to // qe"eda // Animal Possessing, Past Tense // The horse had a leech (on it) Thank you all for your time and patience. Any & all replies are welcomed.