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Barry Garcia wrote:
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>well i do know from Tagalog (and my conlang) that tense isnt even =
inherent
>in the verb. Verbs are conjugated according to aspect (as my Tagalog
>teacher said it: completed, continuing, contemplated). Tense is =
indicated
>by "adverbs of time" (tomorrow, today, soon, now, later, etc.).
>Voice is a little more tricky and even i dont understand it fully in
>Tagalog (certain focuses would be tranlated in either passive or =
active,
>but its been a while). Kristian probably knows WAY more about Tagalogs
>mood, and voice.
>
You're right about Tagalog aspect. There is nothing more to it than
perfective, imperfective, and intentive (or as your teacher calls them;=20
completed, continuing, and contemplated), while tense is expressed=20
paraphrastically. But there is no voice.

-kristian- 8)