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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 time! ;) Jan ===== "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. Michael Straczynski __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Everything you'll ever need on one web page from News and Sport to Email and Music Charts