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Is vav-consecutive unique to Hebrew?

As has been mentioned in the comments, forms corresponding to Biblical Hebrew wəqāṭaltí and wayyiqṭol exist in related languages. But these reflect a shared ancestor, or perhaps language contact, and ...
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Unaugmented contract imperfect in Ancient Greek?

The place to look is Herodotus. The only unaugmented, contracted imperfects forms I see there are ἑσσοῦντο, ἑσσοῦτο 'defeat'; Herodotus did not contract normally.
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Does the Perfect in addition to its perfect meaning also denotes perfective / imperfective / either meaning (in English and Spanish)?

Since I have practically no knowledge of Spanish, I can answer only the English part. First of all, the English Perfect is not an aspect. The two English aspects are Continuous (progressive) and Non-...
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Is there any difference between imperfect and imperfective aspect?

In my opinion, they should. E.g. in Finnish perfective olen purenut (I have biten/gnawed) could be combined either with 'tätä palaa' (imperfect+infinite) or 'tämän palan' (perfect+finite). The verb ...
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Is there any difference between imperfect and imperfective aspect?

Perfect can be either an aspect (sometimes analysed as a tense) or a verb form. Imperfect is just a verb form. Aspects are (sort of) comparable across languages. Verb forms are language-specific, and ...
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