Datapoint Bagvalal / The Optative

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

Examples

Sentence igt-3228:

Den hanč’u-b b-as-inā-X b-is-a-nā, dē w-ič’a-be-la!
Den
1sg.erg
hanč’u-b
lying-n
b-as-inā-X
n-tell-IMPF-CONV
b-is-a-nā,
n-find-pot-cond
1sg
w-ič’a-be-la!
m-die-imp-opt
Would that I died if I’m lying!

Sentence igt-3848:

bis̄̌di žužaH-I-ɬ c’aj-ɬa-ni c’ahi-la!
bis̄̌di
вы
žužaH-I-ɬ
ад-obl-gen
c’aj-ɬa-ni
огонь-loc-IN
c’ahi-la!
гореть-opt
I wish you would burn in the hell fire

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