Theiling Online    Sitemap    Conlang Mailing List HQ   

Re: "can" "able to" mood

From:Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>
Date:Monday, December 17, 2007, 11:59
I think the difference is syntactic rather than semantic.  In English
et sim, you construct it with helper verb + inf, so it's clearly not a
mood.  But logically, the function seems more moodlike than aspectual,
so I see no reason why it couldn't be a mood in some other lang...

On 12/16/07, ROGER MILLS <rfmilly@...> wrote:
> Reilly Schlaier wrote: > > > >what is the name of that mood??? > >that is if i have guessed correctly that it is a mood > > This came up when I first discussed Prevli here; consensus was "potential" > or perhaps "potentive"(?), and it's apparently considered an _aspect_ rather > than a mood; though I see no reason why it couldn't be called a mood > too........... >
-- Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>


Andreas Johansson <andjo@...>