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Obligatives? (Was: Re: Optatives (Was: Re: Making Lots of Money (no spam!)))

From:H. S. Teoh <hsteoh@...>
Date:Wednesday, July 3, 2002, 13:17
On Mon, Jul 01, 2002 at 08:54:55AM +0100, Jan van Steenbergen wrote:
> Yeah, optatives ARE nice, I must admit that. Askaic has it as well. But during > the process of working on it, I decided to extend its meaning somewhat to > obligations, replacing the word "must". > So, "I must go home now" looks like: > I go-OPT home now.
[snip] Hmm, interesting. I think I should add *obligatives* to Ebisedian to complement the optatives and subjunctives. Subjunctives are neutrally hypothetical (it does not personally involve the speaker), optatives are hypotheticals imposed by the speaker (by the act of wishing something to be), and obligatives are as-yet hypothetical actions required of the speaker. Nice, complementary system, don't you think? :-) (I'm using "hypothetical" here to refer to any non-indicative statements. There's probably a better word for this, but it escapes me at the moment.) T -- Lottery: tax on the stupid. -- Slashdotter


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