interrogative mood


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some linguists consider interrogative sentences to constitute a mood

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In both Enets and Nenets, the interrogative mood marker, -sa in both languages, is attached to the aorist form, which is unmarked for tense.
The construction in (22c) is symmetric vis-a-vis the unmarked tense form in (22a), but there is paradigmatic asymmetry in the sense that tense distinction between (22a-b) may not be expressed on the verb in the interrogative mood and there is a functional shift in the time reference of the verb.
In all three Samoyedic languages that use interrogative mood to express polar interrogation, a further paradigmatic asymmetry is found in that interrogative mood marking is incompatible with other moods.
In Nganasan, most of the interrogative mood markers are portmanteau suffixes that express both tense/aspect and interrogative mood.
There is also an interrogative mood suffix -sa that cooccurs with indicative person endings and does not cooccur with tense marking.
Polar interrogation is expressed by intonation when referring to present or future time and by the interrogative mood when referring to past time.
Wilson and Sperber take as illocutionary indicators the imperative and interrogative mood (and presumably the declarative mood as well although they do not include it), along with the English question particle eh and the dissociative particle huh.