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Mood: mood

Mood is a feature that expresses modality and subclassifies finite verb forms.

Ind: indicative

The indicative can be considered the default mood. A verb in the indicative merely states that something happens, has happened or will happen, without adding any attitude of the speaker.


Imp: imperative

The speaker uses the imperative to order or ask the addressee to perform the action of the verb, the subject is limited to the second person.


Cnj: conjunctive

The conjunctive mood (also subjunctive) is attested in both the main clause and subordinate clauses. It is used to express actions that would have taken place under some circumstances but they actually did not / do not happen. The conjunctive is also used to express volition in both proclamations and questions


Cnd: conditional

The conditional mood is used to express conditions, i.e. protasis, for actions of the main clause. This mood marker can be found in finite and non-finite forms alike, as well as followed by derivational suffixes.


CndCnj conditional-conjunctive

The conditional-conjunctive is attested in the subordinate clause, and, depending on the language variant, its constituents may alternate in order.


Des desiderative

The desiderative mood is used to express desired or potential actions that are not fulfilled.


Opt optative

The optative is used for three persons in two numbers. It expresses a concessive attitude and at time resultative.


Mood in other languages: [bg] [bm] [cs] [en] [et] [fi] [fr] [ga] [hu] [hy] [it] [kpv] [myv] [pcm] [ru] [sl] [sv] [tr] [u] [uk] [urj]