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Tenses reflect the way you see the world, how to you divide time? 
Someone else's tenses do not reflect who you are. Do you see time as 
continuous or subsectional? Is time static for you or dynamic? Then 
create tenses around your sense of time.

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>>  I find that aspect and tense are hard to pin down in my conlangs. Is 
>>  there a good tutorial on tense and aspect on the web anywhere? Come 
>>  to think of it, what books would people recommend? I know of the ones 
>>  by Comrie.
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>>  What I'd like is something to explain how different languages handle 
>>  tenses and aspects -- what sorts of distinctions they make and what 
>>  things they collapse together.
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>I found Chapter 15.0 of Rick Morneau's "Lexical Semantics" to be very helpful
>regarding tense and aspect.
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>http://www.eskimo.com/~ram/lexical_semantics.html
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>stevo   </HTML>


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