Hola, Does anyone know when and how the usage of "anar/present + infinitive" came to have a preterite/past tense meaning? (An example of this: Vaig parlar, cf Spanish: Hablé) It seems very unique to Catalan as I have never seen something similar in other Romance languages. Does a non-periphrastical form of preterite in fact exist? Moltes gràcies amb antel.lació per l'ajuda! (Sorry for not writing in Catalan; I understand it both spoken and written but I myself cannot speak/write it yet).