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The perfect subjunctive, optative and imperative in Greek.
Use of verbal forms with the Uralic 3P marker *-sV in Mordvin and Mari in the imperative / optative meaning attracts attention.
Since the existence of hapuu was historically legitimized through an ideology of optative descent whose consequences for social practice were largely contingent, Webster (1975:143) introduced the distinction between the hapuu as a descent group residing in one community, and the hapuu as a descent category, which is based on genealogical criteria only and includes all non-resident members.
The two concluding stanzas do not add much to the teaching of the prose section, stanza I raises no other exegetical difficulty than assessing the value of the optative (na) adadyat (ladadita).
Miller also identifies a number of other modern poems and works of fiction that employ the optative mode, including Robinson's recent novel Home (195).
53) But, as Levinson has pointed out, Lamia's rural habitat is already marked by exchange and commodification, social activities emblematized by how the optative secret of the glens is carved out and congealed within the nymph's corporeal form.
Like Emerson, Poirier is in an optative mood, and, also like Emerson, he sees our intellectual heritage from the previous generation as being undemocratic and divisive.
Her optimism, like that of the sonnet speaker embroiled in a different gender quandary, is performed in the optative mood, as something between a wish and a command, an effort to re-form reality according to certain tropes and figures.
Wiedemann the potential stands for the conjunctive; he uses the modern term conditional to which he added in brackets the former term optative.
or =oz and and can only be analyzed as a patient-focusing optative (Campbell, "Split Ergativity in Hurrian," ZA 98 [2008]: 281-91).
56) His language is optative and aims to avoid reintroducing the language of progress, of the "old" (the present) and the "new" (that which you wish to become a present) and instead to produce a model of the collective that constantly inquires into how well its "meticulous triage of possible worlds" is going.