Aorist - Northeast Caucasian Languages

Northeast Caucasian Languages

In Khinalug, the aorist is a perfective aspect and the two terms ("aorist" and "perfective") are often used interchangeably.

In Udi, the aorist is an imperfective aspect that is usually a past tense, but can also replace the present tense.

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