Re: Verb Mood questions.
|From:||Jan van Steenbergen <ijzeren_jan@...>|
|Date:||Friday, March 15, 2002, 6:15|
--- Paul Edson <conlang@...> wrote: >
> Am I understanding mood-marking at all? It *seems*
> right to me...
Why not? Stranger things have happened, and what you
propose looks plausible enough.
> c. assumptive (speaker assumes the statement to be
> true because it would usually be) = -im
> c. She usually arrives late.
> c. She arrives-im late.
The way you translate this sentence makes it rather
sound like an iterative. Here's my counter-proposal:
c. No doubt, she will arrive late again, that just
typically her, she'll probably never learn to be in
"You know, I used to think it was awful that life was so unfair. Then I thought,
wouldn't it be much worse if life were fair, and all the terrible things that
happen to us come because we actually deserve them? So, now I take great
comfort in the general hostility and unfairness of the universe." --- J.
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