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a system of tenses used in a particular language

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Given that the l-participle expresses distance based on its retrospective viewpoint, and if the epistemic immediacy accounts of the Present Tense and the Aorist are correct, this would suggest that the existing Croatian tense system (at least for these tenses) is based on a three-way distinction of imperfectivity, perfectivity and retrospectivity.
Among the various aspects which are covered in the analysis, the study of the tense system and its relation to world building are of particular significance, as can be seen in chapter four.
The analysis focuses on the tense system, especially temporal transitions, some of which occur in ways that may surprise and even shock those more concerned with norms, and who therefore tend to condemn them categorically.
The majority of Bantuists have not attempted to coin characteristic terms to distinguish between the individual tenses occurring within the relative tense system. Poulos and Msimang (1998:307), however, propose two possibilities in this regard.
One is the hierarchical and essentially stable system of corresponding planes, institutionalized in Tillyard's Elizabethan World Picture; the other is a complementary (rather than oppositional) notion of the universe as "a tense system of interacting, interdependent opposites " (7) in which every order, every structure of identity is subject to violent change.
Tense and Text in Classical Arabic: A Discourse-Oriented Study of the Classical Arabic Tense System
Unlike Bulgarian, the Estonian OM paradigm does not formally coincide with the tense system. The marker -vat in the contemporary standard language consists diachronically of two elements: the marker -v(a) of the present active participle and the partitive ending -t.
Dr McAlindon argues for the wide currency in the Renaissance of a cosmology deriving from Heraclitus, Pythagoras, and Empedocles, which is 'contrarious, showing nature as a tense system of interacting opposites, liable to sudden collapse and transformation': 'while it is true that Shakespeare's tragic universe is structured as a hierarchy of correspondent planes, the most striking manifestation of correspondence between |them~ is the violent conflict and confusion of opposites; this, rather than the disruption of hierarchy, is the outstanding feature of the world as seen in the tragedies.'
THE EARLY INDO-ARYAN TENSE SYSTEM as described by Panini includes three major past tense forms.
Notable is the lack of a formal category "future." Interestingly, Selcan describes tense from the point of view of entire clauses and explicitly includes temporal and modal adverbs as part of the inventory of the tense system. At this point, however, a major weakness of the book becomes apparent (see below): there are very few examples that go beyond a single sentence.
The Verbal Tense System in Late Biblical Hebrew Prose.
Dahl concludes that aspectual distinctions play a more central role in the Early Vedic past tense system, whereas temporal distinctions are more central in the present tense system.
These thought categories, grammaticalized in a different way in each individual language, should lie at the root of the tense system of the respective language.
Streck postulates that at one time the Akkadian tense system consisted only of iprus, denoting priority in time, and iparras, denoting contemporaneity and posteriority in time; iptaras existed only as a derived stem.