GRAMMATICAL AND FUNCTIONAL-SEMANTIC EQUIVALENTS OF THE BULGARIAN VERBAL ASPECTS IN MODERN GREEK
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The object of the present comparative research are the grammatical and functional-semantic equivalents of the Bulgarian verbal aspects in Modern Greek. The goal of the study is to identify the acts of inter-language symmetry and asymmetry in the aspectual systems. A significant difference between both languages is the aspect formation. In Greek (but not in Bulgarian) the grammemes complete and incomplete aspect are formed respectively from two stems (the aorist stem1 and the present stem). On the other hand, in Bulgarian and Greek the aspectual meanings are expressed both by nuclear modifiers and by the interaction of the grammemes with some peripheral means. There are many similarities in the peripheral aspectual expression of the compared languages.