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Past continuous

Postby kwalijkje » 2011-06-14, 19:42

None of my study books have ever said as much, so this is just conjecture, but, do you use the perfective form of verbs in the past tense to form a past continuous in Slovak?

I.e. Napísal som to, kedy niečo užasné sa stalo = I was writing this when something amazing happened.
opposed to: Písal som to, kedy som zabudnol všetko = I wrote this when I forgot everything.

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Re: Past continuous

Postby Mutusen » 2011-06-15, 8:14

I'm not an expert, but it makes more sense to me to use the imperfective to translate the past continuous.
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Re: Past continuous

Postby BezierCurve » 2011-06-15, 9:31

I'm not an expert on Slovak too, but I'm 100% sure it's the imperfective aspect too.
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Re: Past continuous

Postby kwalijkje » 2011-06-15, 10:41

Really? Actually, I guess that makes perfect sense, imperfective being an incomplete action.

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Re: Past continuous

Postby kwalijkje » 2011-06-15, 10:42

Just found this on wikipedia:

Non-continuous time is indicated with a perfective verb and the continuous version with an imperfective verb which is formed on the perfective stem. These are considered separate lexemes. Example: :to hide = skryť, to be hiding = skrývať
Historically, there were two past tenses. Both are formed analytically. One of these is not used in the modern language, being considered dated and/or grammatically incorrect. Examples for two related verbs:
skryť (to hide) : skryl som (I hid / I have hidden); bol som skryl (I had hidden)
skrývať (to be hiding): skrýval som (I was hiding); bol som skrýval (I had been hiding)

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Re: Past continuous

Postby UNI-Lukas » 2011-06-21, 23:26

kwalijkje wrote:I.e. Napísal som to, kedy niečo užasné sa stalo = I was writing this when something amazing happened.
opposed to: Písal som to, kedy som zabudnol všetko = I wrote this when I forgot everything.


I don't think I'm quite able to explain this gramatically, but the correct version is:

Písal som to keď sa (zrazu) niečo úžasné stalo.

and

Napísal som toto keď som všetko zabudol. although a more natural version would be

Toto som napísal keď som všetko zabudol.

I'd say we always use the imperfective form for the continuous.
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