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Query Subject:   Aspect in the Baltic Languages
Author:   Rose Thomas
Submitter Email:  click here to access email
Language Family:  Eastern Baltic

Query:   Dear Linguists,

Can anybody give me any information on how Perfective/Imperfective Aspect is expressed in the Baltic Indo-European languages (Lithuanian and Latvian)? Is it expressed via the use of a prefix to indicate Perfectivity, as in Russian? Or, since I know that Latvian, at least, uses its genitive case with Partitive function, is the aspectual distinction indicated, as in the Baltic Finnic languages, by an Accusative/Partitive genitive alternation? Or do these languages use a mixture of both? So far, the information I have been able to find relating to this matter has been contradicatory, so I would be very grateful if anyone could clear this up.

Rose Thomas
LL Issue: 8.1471
Date posted: 12-Oct-1997


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