Datapoint Santali / The Optative

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

Examples

Sentence igt-2118:

ma sarhao-k-ok’-ben ar Cando aben bhɔr-a-ben-ma!
ma
MOD
sarhao-k-ok’-ben
praise-opt-MID-2du.SUBJ
ar
and
Cando
Chando
aben
you-du
bhɔr-a-ben-ma!
bless-appl-2du.obj-MOD
May you be praised, and may Chando bless you two!

Sentence igt-3432:

Mit’ taka-m em-k-iñ-a?
Mit’
one
taka-m
rupee
em-k-iñ-a?
give-opt-1sg-ind
Shouldn’t you give me a rupee?

References