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Тер (v)idu `completive'.

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.)


Vasu Renganathan
Sat Nov 2 21:16:08 EST 1996