Realisation in speech
Volitive moods are a category of grammatical moods that are used to express volitive modality. Examples are the optative, desiderative and imprecative moods. However, many languages (like English) have other ways to express volitive modality, for example modal verbs ("Would that you were here!", "May he live forever!").
- Estu feliĉa "May you be happy!"
- Donu al mi panon "Give me bread!"
- Loos, Eugene E.; Susan Anderson; Dwight H. Day, Jr.; Paul C. Jordan; J. Douglas Wingate. "What is volitive modality?". Glossary of linguistic terms. SIL International. Retrieved 2009-12-28. Cite uses deprecated parameter
- Fryer, Helen. The Esperanto Teacher (10th ed.). Project Gutenberg. Retrieved 2010-03-13.
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