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Mood: mood

Values: Ind Imp Jus Cnd Opt Pot

In Naija the Mood feature which expresses modality is a feature of auxiliaries and verbs.

The Ind and Imp values are only carried by instances of verbs following the English morphology, e.g teaches, teaching, taught…

Ind: indicative


Imp: imperative


Jus: jussive

The jussive is used to exhort someone to do something. It is carried by the auxiliary make.


Cnd: conditional

The conditional mood is used to express conditions that are dependent upon a hypothetical circumstance.


Nec: necessitative

The necessitative mood indicates the need to carry out a certain action.


Opt: optative

The optative mood indicates a desire for something to occur.


Pot: potential

The potential mood indicates the ability to carry out an action.


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]