Does English have the [ inchoative aspect ] ?
The first passage quoted below says NO, but the second says YES. . . . So I guess it depends on the definition.
Is English generally/usually said to (or considered to) have the [ inchoative aspect ] ?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inchoative_aspect -- The English language can approximate the inchoative aspect through the verbs "to become" or "to get" combined with an adjective.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stative_verb#Difference_from_inchoative -- In English, a verb that expresses a state can also express the entrance into a state. This is called inchoative aspect. The simple past is sometimes inchoative. For example, the present-tense verb in the sentence "He understands his friend" is stative, while the past-tense verb in the sentence "Suddenly he understood what she said" is inchoative, because it means "He understood henceforth". On the other hand, the past-tense verb in "At one time, he understood her" is stative.