Tense/aspect (participles)

Participles are deverbative constructions (derived from a verb) which take on adjectival functions, modifying nouns (attributive function) via an event or an action in which the noun's referent plays a role (agent or not), and so having some of the characteristics of both verbs and adjectives.
In Uzbek, the participles are organized along the same axis than for the basic tense/aspect system of verbs:
- present/past
- perfective/imperfective
- focal/non-focal
But there are only 3 freely productive participles, far less than finite forms, many distinctions being blurred there.

Note: those participles are in turn the basis for constructions taking on nominal functions, organized along the same lines. Those nominal constructions are here not described more in detail.

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