Datapoint Adyghe (Temirgoy) / The Optative

Language:Adyghe (Temirgoy)
Feature:The Optative by Nina Dobrushina and Johan van der Auwera and Valentin Goussev
Value:Inflectional optative present

Examples

Sentence igt-3880:

ej, aš i ored k’yzerih’orer zexeoz-γot
ej,
Oh
aš i
he.erg
ored
song
k’yzerih’orer
?
zexeoz-γot
?-OPTI
If only you heard him singing!

Sentence igt-3881:

aš’ fede guš’ w aγo xeti k’e-re-k’ w !
aš’
he.erg
fede
benefit
guš’ w aγo
joy
xeti
each
k’e-re-k’ w !
prev-OPTII-come
If only such joy came to everybody!

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