Re: [tied] Morphology (6/20)

From: Piotr Gasiorowski
Message: 14436
Date: 2002-08-21

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From: CeiSerith@...
Sent: Wednesday, August 21, 2002 7:16 PM
Subject: Re: [tied] Morphology (6/20)

> Can someone humor an amateur linguist and tell me what the "conjunctive" is?
Same as what's normally called the "subjunctive" in English. To quote myself,
"The subjunctive mood is used in clauses expressing doubts, fears, predictions, hypothetical or guarded statements (as opposed to assertions). Hence its use in conditional constructions, various kinds of subordinate clauses (speaking of things inferred, assumed or reported second-hand), and as a surrogate future tense -- the future being inherently uncertain."