The tense system in Greek is traditionally perceived as similar to the one described for Romance languages. However, in the current coding system, we have adopted a system more similar to the English one. Thus, the system is based on a combination of the Tense and Aspect features. Further constraints are applied on this attribute by the value of the Mood. The tense system in Greek includes both simple and compound forms.
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The value untns, specific to Greek, is used for the coding in the Lexicon of the infinitival form of the verb, form which, as already presented, never appears on its own but is used for the formation of compound tenses. It is also used for the form that, combined with the appropriate particle, forms the future tense and the subjunctive mood.