By Albert L. Lloyd
The ongoing debate over the life or non-existence of formal verbal element in Gothic caused the writer to put in writing this monograph whose target is to supply a very new beginning for a idea of point and similar good points. Gothic, with its restricted corpus, representing a translation of the Greek, and displaying fascinating parallels with Slavic verbal buildings, serves and an illustrative version for the speculation. partially I the writer argues unified conception of element, actional varieties, and verbal speed awarded there possesses an inner common sense and isn't at variance with saw proof in quite a few Indo-European languages. partly II an research is gifted of the Gothic verb procedure which seeks to provide an explanation for the much-disputed functionality of ga- and to resolve the matter of Gothic point and actional varieties which does no violence both to the Gothic textual content or the Greek unique.
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The greater the 'forward surge' of each pulse, the more likely it is to be recognized as a separate pulse (though this factor must be considered in connection with factors 1 and 2 ) ; extremely weak, slow pulses tend to lose their individual identity in the resulting 'action', characterized by little overall change. , which, as we shall see in the next chapter, represent merely 'the maintenance of a particular course and resistance to any change of course', predicate neither a passive state nor a single act, but a series of pulses, each below the limit of perceptibility as a separ ate pulse, serving to maintain the 'active state' and re sist the pull of the temporal flow, to which all entities return as soon as no actional energy is exerted.
Thus: 'It is raining', 'Il pleut', 'Es regnet', etc. There is an action going on, but what entity is performing it? What is it? The Greeks apparent ly believed to have identified the entity in their expres sion 'Zeus is raining' The Russians, on the other hand, make the rain itself into the entity and de scribe the action by the verb goes: 'The rain is going' (idet dožd'). The other extreme is represented by a phenomenon which consists so predominantly of static entities that no action can be discovered; yet no phenomenon can be reported with out some type of predication about some entity.
In this view, then, the flow of time can be expressed as a vector quantity, a uniform 1 The Columbia Encyclopedia, 3rd. , New York, 1963, p. 2139. The word 'entity' is a poor choice in this context and should not be confused with our use of the word. Predicational Bidimensionality velocity in one unchanging direction. 25 Every entity is con- tinuously moving with the same TEMPORAL VELOCITY. Hence every predication is dynamic, to the extent that it attri butes existence and thus temporal velocity to the subject entity and whatever characterizes that entity.
Anatomy of the Verb: The Gothic Verb as a Model for a Unified Theory of Aspect, Actional Types, and Verbal Velocity by Albert L. Lloyd