Optative Mood ( Concept )
http://purl.org/linguistics/gold/OptativeMood


Thing
      |_ Abstract
            |_ Linguistic Property
                  |_ Morphosemantic Property
                        |_ Mood Property
                              |_ Optative Mood


Definition:

Optative indicates that the speaker wishes or hopes that the expressed proposition be the case [Bybee, Perkins and Pagliuca 1994: 179; Palmer 2001: 204].


Usage Notes

Examples
Language Code: xsl In Alyawarra and Slave, and also in Chepang, where the possibility marker does not carry the deleterious implication, the gram in question can also be used to issue warnings or (in other words) as an admonitive.
2009-06-04 13:28:08
go̜ts'ísóné
2.S.OPT.liePROH
Don't ever lie.

References:
Bybee, Perkins and Pagliuca [1994: 212]

Language Code: xsl In Alyawarra and Slave, and also in Chepang, where the possibility marker does not carry the deleterious implication, the gram in question can also be used to issue warnings or (in other words) as an admonitive.
2009-06-04 13:28:08
wo̜t'éesáná
2.S.OPT.burnPROH
You might get burned.

References:
Bybee, Perkins and Pagliuca [1994: 211]


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