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Re: Various Commands (was Uralic Negative Verbs)

From:caeruleancentaur <caeruleancentaur@...>
Date:Thursday, March 30, 2006, 12:16
>>According to the Wikipedia entry, cohortative mood is only used in >>the first person, jussive in the second and third, and imperative in >>the third. Some languages have all three, some only one. I would >>imagine that if there's only one, it is the imperative, some >>periphrastic expression being used for the others.
>John Vertical <johnvertical@...> wrote:
>So, what languages contrast all three? And where do you get >imperativ being limited to 3p?!? 2p I might expect, but the >Wikipedia article(s) mentions neither.
>John Vertical
My typo, sorry. I meant to type "..imperative in the second." I don't know which language(s) might have all three, not being conversant with all the languages of the world. I was merely speculating. I suppose I should have written, "Some languages MIGHT have all three..." Sorry, again. Charlie