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PER "He wrote the letter" 51 Sabrat letter The imperfective combined with the present tense marker la conveys simple or progressive present tense (55). IMP "He writes/is writing letters" 8ibra8in letters The irrealis form on the other hand occurs typically in negative past clauses. like the perfective, the irrealis does not co-occur with a phonologically overt tense particle and here again I assume it is a null particle. The tense interpretation that results from combining this 0 particle, the irrealis form and negation is a negative past.

24) vn•x ~ Subj v ~ v VP ~ v ~ v Obj The subject was first merged in Spec-vP and did not move to that position, which means it was not attracted by v to that position. In a way, a Case assigning head has to establish a relation with an argument via c-command, and in the context of Chomsky (1995 chapter 4), this relation is Attract. The attracted DP then moves to the Spec of the attracting head and by virtue of being in a Spec-head relation and also being a head of a "nontrivial chain" it can have its Case checked.

Rather, it is a "neutral" form that acquires different tense values depending on the context. For this reason scholars such as Aspinion (1953), Basset (1952), Ouhalla (1988), Penchoen (1973), and Tamazight Verb Morphology and Clause Structure 43 Reesink (1979), treat the aorist as the default form which the other forms are derived from akin to the infinitival form in French, for example. However, other researchers such as Boukhris (1998), Makhad (2004), and Omari (2001) have argued against treating the aorist form as the base form.

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