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What is dubitative mood?



Dubitative mood is an epistemic mood which signals a speaker’s reservation about the accuracy of his or her statement.

Example (Ojibwa)
  • The Ojibwa suffix -tik expresses dubitative mood, as in the following construction:

  • kenapac uwaya pieya:tik ‘someone seems to be coming here’

  • (Leonard Bloomfield, cited by Bybee 1985 179 )
  • Generic
      Dubitative mood is a kind of

    Nida 1949 169


    Bybee 1985 179

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