Hodiernal Past Tense ( Concept )
http://purl.org/linguistics/gold/HodiernalPastTense


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      |_ Abstract
            |_ Linguistic Property
                  |_ Morphosemantic Property
                        |_ Tense Property
                              |_ Hodiernal Past Tense


Definition:

HodiernalPastTense locates the situation in question before the moment of utterance within the span culturally defined as 'today' [Comrie 1985,87; Dahl 1985,125-126]. Contrasts with PreHodiernalPastTense.



Language Code: cod Bybee, et al divide past tense systems into those that refer to daily cycles and those that do not. Typically, languages with past tenses that refer to a daily cycle will have tense that specifies 'today' and all others will refer to spans of time prior to 'today' (Bybee, et al 1994:99, Dahl 1985:125; Comrie 1985:93). Cocama is such a language. The examples above illustrate its three-way system of remoteness distinctions in the past tense.
2009-06-04 13:28:07
Ritama-catuts-ui
town-togo-HOD.PST
I went to town today.

References:
Bybee, Perkins, and Pagliuca (1994:98-99) FROM Faust (1978)


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