Datapoint Abkhaz / The Optative

Language:Abkhaz
Feature:The Optative by Nina Dobrushina and Johan van der Auwera and Valentin Goussev
Value:Inflectional optative present

Examples

Sentence igt-1528:

bara pš ə ʒala sy-zha-nda
bara
ты.f
pš ə ʒala
красивый
sy-zha-nda
2.-расти-OPTI
Would you become beautiful!

Sentence igt-1529:

sy-ps-aait’
sy-ps-aait’
I-die-OPTII
May I die!

Sentence igt-3652:

Bzia wy-ba-aait'!
Bzia
good
wy-ba-aait'!
you-see-opt1
‘Greetings!’ (lit. ‘May you see something good!’)

Sentence igt-3653:

Ma a-dzə l-zhʷə-nda.
Ma
pcl
a-dzə
def-water
l-zhʷə-nda.
3.f-drink-opt2
I wish she‘d drink the water.

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