Hm, personally I don't see too much differencen between those two sentences in terms of linguistic aspect. They are both imperfective and repeated. Every day I run a mile, but I also work at the sawmill every day - with the exception that with 'run' you can choose between what verb to pick. But this is fromna linguistic point of view, which doesnralways correspond to what feels more logical. The difference between those two verbs is also in their trnasitivity, which affects the choice of the verb (delati
is intransitive while (pre)teči
is transitive). I think I should have mentioned that before, sorry.
Gavril wrote:For example, I'm still not sure which verb would normally be used in the following case, razmnožiti [/ofr [i]razmnoževati:
Ob petih vsak dan tajnica razmnoži/razmnožuje dnevna poročila.
"Every day at five, the secretary copies the daily reports."
TBH, I wouldn't use either of those verbs, they're usually used in the sense of 'to reproduce' (ie. sexual reproduction). Their use in the sense of 'to copy' is marked and not neutral. Instead, I'd use (s/pre)kopirati
. Again, this is a transitive verb, so your choices are exactly the same as with (pre)teči
before. Vsak dan ob petih tajnica kopira dnevna poročila.
- imperfectiv, or you can go with perfective versions too: Vsak dan ob petih tajnica skopira/prekopira dnevna poročila.
The effect of the perfective verb is the same as before with preteči
EDIT: Just figured I could elaborate just a bit more on the whole transitivity thing now. Compare the following:
1) Vsak dan tečem.
(I run every day.) - the verb is intransitive, and you can only use the imperfective verb
2) Vsak dan (pre)tečem eno miljo.
(Every day I run one mile.) - the verb is transitive, and you can select either the imperfective verb or the perfective.
3) Vsak dan berem.
(I read every day.) - intransitive, imperfective only
4) Vsak dan (pre)berem eno knjigo.
- transitive, and you can pick the verb (the perfective verb (preberem) means that you read the whole book)
i hope that makes it a bit clearer.