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Aspect: aspect

Values: imperfective perfect consecutive prospective realis

In Naija, aspect is a lexical feature of auxiliaries that specifies the duration and completion of processes in time.

Imp: imperfect

The imperfect aspect is used to indicate ongoing processes.


Perf: perfect

The perfect aspect is used to indicate that a process occurred and was completed before the time under consideration. The focus may therefore be on the resulting state rather than on the event itself.


Cons: consecutive

The consecutive aspect is used to indicate that something occurred directly following a previously-referenced event.


Prosp: prospective

The prospective aspect is used to convey intentions, plans, or expectations of carrying out a future action.


Real: realis


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