Hortatory Force ( Concept )
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Definition:

A term sometimes used in the grammatical analysis of verbs, to refer to a type of modal meaning in which an exhortation is made. An example of a hortative usage ('a hortative') is the 'let us' construction in English ('let us pray'). [Crystal 2008: 232]


Usage Notes

Examples
Language Code: fuv In Nigerian Fulfulde, the exhortative is similar to the imperative command, except is only used with 1stPerson and 3rd person subject, expresses a peremptory command to begin an action that has not yet begun.
2009-06-04 13:28:07
'en-njoo?-oo
1.PL-sit-HORT
Let's sit down!

References:
McIntosh (1984:141)

Language Code: sht This is an example of the hortative in Shastan.
2009-06-04 13:28:07
tá-hu·sáʔ
HORT.1.SG-talk
Let me talk!

References:
Mithin (1999:499) FROM Silver (1966)


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