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  inversion1
  inversion interrogative
  inversion stylistique
  inversion2
  ironie
  irréductible
irréel
  irrégularité
  irrégulier
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irrealis

Fr    irréel

adj

Synonym(s): counter(-)factual

Antonym(s): realis

Related term(s): conditional, hypothetical, potential1

Source(s): Bybee etal. 1994: 236f.; Comrie 1985: 39-40; Croft 1990: 16; Crystal 2003: 244; Givon 1984: 285; Grimes 1975: 226; Kroeger 2005: 149, 162 (irrealis tense); Matthews 1997: 187, 318 (remote); Nash 1968: 257 (unreal); Trask 1993: 147


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  inversion2
  inversion3
  invert
  inverted commas
  investigation
  involvement
  irony
irrealis
  irreducible
  irregular
  irregular sandhi
  irregularity
  irrelevant1
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