Iterative aspect

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The iterative aspect is a grammatical aspect that expresses the repetition of an event.[1]

Russian language

Reduplication may be used for iterative aspect:

  • брал да брал - (he was) taking and taking.
  • брал-брал да выбрал - (he was) taking and taking, and finally took all of it.

A modification of the frequentative may add iterative aspect:

  • ходить (to walk) → хаживатьпохаживать.

References

  1. Comrie, Bernard. 1985a.Causative verb formation and other verb-deriving morphology. In Shopen, Timothy (editor). 1985a.Language typology and syntactic description. 3 volumes. Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press.