Datapoint Hayu / The Optative

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

Examples

Sentence igt-3301:

«…gon le dherai jiu go-ju!» pa nakpu-ja «go·-tschik-ju!» pa āsik ha-ha po·-tshe
«…gon
you.sg
le
too
dherai
much
jiu
live
go-ju!»
live-2sg.intr.NONPST
pa
quot
nakpu-ja
two-erg
«go·-tschik-ju!»
live-1du.incl.NONPST
pa
quot
āsik
blessing
ha-ha
give-give
po·-tshe
do-3du.intr.PAST
« …Live long you too! » he said. These two blessed each other (literally exchanged blessings) saying “Live long each of us two!”

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