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Is Path an optional encoding for Russian verbs? If so, how is aspect
encoded on verbs without Path information?

Adam

On 11/15/12, Logan Kearsley <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> On 15 November 2012 10:46, Adam Walker <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> On Thu, Nov 15, 2012 at 11:08 AM, Logan Kearsley
>> <[log in to unmask]>wrote:
>>
>>> On 15 November 2012 09:15, Leonardo Castro <[log in to unmask]>
>>> wrote:
> [...]
>> Just now (and this is currently changing every 30 minutes or so!) I'm
>> thinking of having a very short list of very vague/basic verb roots
>> (Move,
>> Stay, Appear, Do/Make, etc.) with everything else (Manner, Path, Cause,
>> Figure) being supplied by affixes.  Well, something along those lines
>> anyway.  I just had the idea about 10 minutes ago, so nothing is worked
>> out
>> yet.  I have to work on a list of verbal roots first before I can decide
>> if
>> it will be workable, but after last night's converastion about Natqgu
>> verbs, I'm inclined to think there should be a way to make it work.
>
> That's /sort of/ how Russian works. Basic verb roots encode Manner
> (walk, run, crawl, go by vehicle, fly, swim/sail, etc.), with Path
> encoded by prefixes (go up to, go into, come down from, go up on, go
> through, etc.). Of course, there's always an "Except Worse" clause,
> and in this case it's that those prefixes simultaneously encode
> aspect.
>
> -l.
>