Dubitative mood is an epistemic mood which signals a speaker’s reservation about the accuracy of his or her statement.
The Ojibwa suffix -tik expresses dubitative mood, as in the following construction:
kenapac uwaya pieya:tik ‘someone seems to be coming here’ (Leonard Bloomfield)
Nida, Eugene A. 1949.Morphology: The descriptive analysis of words. Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan.
Bybee, Joan L. 1985.Morphology: A study of the relation between meaning and form. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.
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