Re: The Slavic imperfect

From: anthonyappleyard Message: 17702
Date: 2003-01-16

--- "Sergejus Tarasovas <S.Tarasovas@...>" <S.Tarasovas@...> wrote:
> Xaburgajev et al. argued the imperfect is a late areal (south-
> western Balkans) innovation, though unfortunately I don't remember
> the details.

I suspect that the Slavonic imperfect started as the Slavonic aorist
pronounced with hesitation to indicate duration, as if for example I
was to say "as I dro-ove" to mean "was I was driving".