He detected grammatical niceties in Latin, in regard to the consecution of tenses which had escaped preceding critics.
The verb has four tenses in the indicative, one in the subjunctive, and one in the imperative.
As in Bantu, the verb presents a multiplicity of forms, including one present, three past and future tenses, with personal endings complete, passive, interrogative, conditional, elective, negative and other forms, each with its proper participial inflexions.
The typical Coptic root thus became biliteral rather than triliteral, and the verb, by means of periphrases, developed tenses of remarkable precision.
In the Ebon language, however, the tenses are sometimes marked; but in that the simple form of the verb is frequently given.
No new second aorists, we may be sure, were formed any more than new " strong " tenses, such as came or sang, can be formed in English.
Among his more general works are: Treatise on the Use of the Tenses in Hebrew (1892); Isaiah, his Life and Times (1893); Introd.
Compound tenses are formed by the addition of certain particles and of the auxiliary verbs - a a y e, to have, a fi, to be, and a voi, to will.
The name Ion or loan (John), has the diminutives lonicei, Ionita, Ionascii, Ianache, Ienachel, &c. In verbs - apart from a few exceptional tenses - the accent falls on the first syllable of the inflectional suffix, e.g.
Another special feature of CastilianPortuguese is the complete absence of the form of conjugation known as inchoative (intercalation, in the present tense, of the syllable isc or esc between the radical and the inflexion), although in all the other tenses, except the present, Spanish shows a tendency to lay the accent upon the same syllable in all the six persons, which was the object aimed at by the inchoative form.
Of the other tenses, which all have s.
Seja, the imperative Se, sede, the gerundive sendo, the participle s/do, and some other tenses in the old language.
Whereas the Hebrew verb is devoid of real tenses, and only expresses an action as completed or as in process without indicating time past, present or future, Syriac has by the help of an auxiliary verb constructed a set of tenses.
Trans., Oxford, 1910); also Driver, Treatise the Use of the Tenses in Hebrew (3rd ed., Oxford, 1892).
Protagoras was the first to systematize grammar, distinguishing the parts of speech, the tenses and the moods.