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What is deliberative mood?

 

Definition
 

Deliberative mood is a directive mood which signals the speaker's request for instruction from the addressee as to whether to do the proposition expressed in the utterance.

Example (English)
 
  • Shall I water the grass?
  • Example (Afar)
     

    The -oo suffix signals deliberative mood, as in aboo ‘Shall I do (it)?’

     
    Adapted from:

    Bliese 1981 146

    Generic
      Deliberative mood is a kind of
     
    Sources
     

    Palmer 1986 107–108

     

    Bliese 1981 146


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