Non Future Tense ( Concept )
http://purl.org/linguistics/gold/NonFutureTense


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      |_ Abstract
            |_ Linguistic Property
                  |_ Morphosemantic Property
                        |_ Tense Property
                              |_ Non Future Tense


Definition:

NonFutureTense locates the situation in question at or before the moment of utterance, and contrasts with a FutureTense [Comrie 1985, 49].



Language Code: nmi This Manipuri example illustrates the inceptive with an auxiliary verb meaning 'start'.
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məhak-phu-həw-wi
he-NOMbeat-INFstart-NFUT
He began to beat (habitual).

References:
Bhat (1999:52)

Language Code: ygr These examples illustrate a reportedly binary, future/non-future tense system. Interlinear glosses are constructed here based on Haiman's discussion of verb stem alternations and their structures. Haiman reports that in Hua, Non-future tense is indicated by the lack of an auxiliary. This example is a Non-future tense with Interrogative Mood.
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hu-ve
do-1.Q.SG
Did I do?

References:
Haiman (1980:47, 140-1)


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