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Hypothetical Mood

Hypothetical Mood

Hypothetical mood is an epistemic mood that signals that the speaker evaluates a proposition as counterfactual, but otherwise possible.

(Lakhota)

The word tkha signals hypothetical mood, as in the following construction (diacritical markings are not reproduced here):

  • lehayela ma -t?a tkha
  • now lps-die HYPOTHETICAL
  • ‘I could have/ almost died.’
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Source: Noonan 1985

Noonan, Michael. 1985. "Complementation." In Shopen 1985c

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Source: Chung and Timberlake 1985

Chung, Sandra, and Alan Timberlake. 1985.Tense, aspect, and mood . In Shopen 1985d

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Source: Boas and Deloria 1941

Boas, F., and E. Deloria. 1941.Dakota grammar. Memoirs of the National Academy of Science 23(2). Washington, DC: Government Printing Office. 9683101704.

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