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This aspectual verb
adds a notion that an action was, is, or will be complete or definite. It is
similar to aspectual verbs in other languages (Russian, Hindi, etc.) that
impart the notion of `PERFECTIVE' (not PERFECT). Its lexical
correlate is Тер vidu `leave, let.'Note the
phonological differences between Тер (v)idu `completive'
and Тер vidu `leave, let': the completive AV has a
deletable Т v, while the initial Т v of the lexical verb is
never deleted. The question of whether the completive AV actually requires an
initial v in its underlying form (which is then deleted), and the whole
question of intervocalic v-deletion is one I have tried to deal with
elsewhere (Schiffman 1993.)
Sat Nov 2 21:16:08 EST 1996