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From:Roger Mills <rfmilly@...>
Date:Sunday, October 21, 2007, 4:39
I'm considering having various verbal derivations ~moods-- some or all of:
desiderative 'want to vb.'
inchoative 'become vb/adj'
inceptive 'begin to vb'
causative 'cause to vb.' (perhaps to include caus.+incho. 'cause-become
..' -- or not?)
coercive 'make/force s.o. to vb'

and two whose names I'm not sure of--
obligative 'must/ have to...'
debitive 'ought/ should...'
(a little googling tells me that "debitive" in Latvian at least is must/have

Whether to use prefix/suffix, or compound with relatable lexical items-- not
yet decided (more morphophonemics, yay!!). Some may eventually be better
done periphrastically.....

Any others I might consider??? I thought there was a rather extensive post
about these terms in the Listserv archive, but don't seem to have found it.


David J. Peterson <dedalvs@...>
Andreas Johansson <andjo@...>