optative mood

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Synonyms for optative mood

a mood (as in Greek or Sanskrit) that expresses a wish or hope

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While Albanian uses the optative mood with sentences that express wish, hope, or longing Spanish uses conjunctions like que (that), asi (in this way, as, because), lastima (it is a pity, unfortunately) and ojala (I/we wish) with subordinate clauses.
In the Athapaskan language Slave (Rice 1989:1259-1261), purpose constructions are marked by the complementizer gha and the use of optative mood on the verb of the purpose clause, as illustrated in (18) below, where the verb 'eat' in the clause denoting the purpose is marked as optative.
The "right of forgetting" entails not the citizen's obligation to remember to forget evil, but a "wish in the optative mood to .
The optative mood (modus optativus), which shows that something is wished, desired, for example, I should beg, you should beg, he should beg, we should beg, they should beg.
Hawthorne was suspicious of the optative mood gripping the nation and undercut it in his short stories and novels.