Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Stan Porter on Verbal Aspect

Time for some last minute prep for my Advanced Greek course today. 

Stan Porter's chapter on the perfect tense is a rich source of information. I agree completely with his view that there are 3 (and not 2) aspects in Greek, that the concept of binary opposition plays a key role, and that a "semantic cline" exists from the least marked to the most marked aspect (aoristic aspect to imperfective acpect to perfective aspect  -- using my nomenclature for the aspects). 

I like to state the obvious. 😇