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Moody Moods ...

From:Andreas Johansson <and_yo@...>
Date:Sunday, March 18, 2001, 20:09
As yet, my conlang (Tairezazh) have only three finite verb forms; past,
present and future. There is no agreement in number of person, and I don't
wish to introduce any. I am, however, thinking about introducing a few moods
to spice up the verb charts. The forms I have already would clearly become
the unmarked indicative (since present is also unmarked the present
indicative'd be the unmodified stem of the verb), but what else to include?

The trouble is that I don't know much of moods. I'm somewhat familiar with
the German conjunctive (and the few surviving or fossilized bits of the
Swedish conjunctive), but what about other moods? Can anybody give me a
description of common moods (name and usuage in different natlangs), or
alternatively point me to a webpage with a good description?

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