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What is imprecative mood?

 

Definition
 

Imprecative mood is a volitive mood that signals the speaker's wish that an unfavorable proposition will come about.

Example (Turkish)
 
  • The suffix -esi indicates imprecative mood, as in the following construction (diacritical markings are not reproduced here):

    gor -mi -y -esi
    see -NEGATIVE -he -IMPRECATIVE
    ‘May he not see!’
  • Generic
      Imprecative mood is a kind of
     
    Source
     

    Lewis 1967 115 , cited by Sadock and Zwicky 1985 163


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