Tijmen Pronk, Verbal Aspect in Slovene

The Slavic languages are known for their complex aspectual verbal systems. The systems can vary, depending on the Slavic language you pick. I intend to give a sketch of the Slovene aspectual system, to serve as a case study for Slavic aspectology. Examples I use will come from the standard language and from my own fieldwork material of a Slovene dialect spoken in Austria. Not every verb can be shown to be part of an aspectual pair. Also, the verbal system contains not only an opposition perfect vs. imperfect verbs, but in number of cases also an opposition between iterative and durative imperfective verbs. Finally, there are stative verbs which remain outside the opposition perfective vs. imperfective, but form a semantic class of themselves.

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