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Moods of Mehweb


  • Nina Dobrushina

    () (National Research University Higher School of Economics)


This paper describes the moods of Mehweb, a lect of the Dargwa branch of East Caucasian languages, Republic of Daghestan. The data for this description was collected during several field trips to the village of Mehweb (Megeb). The forms of non-indicative moods and common constructions where these forms occur are described. Mehweb has inflectional forms for the imperative, optative, irrealis and apprehensive. The hortative and jussive are expressed by means of grammatical constructions.

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  • Nina Dobrushina, 2015. "Moods of Mehweb," HSE Working papers WP BRP 25/LNG/2015, National Research University Higher School of Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:hig:wpaper:25/lng/2015

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    1. Nina Dobrushina, 2015. "Moods of Mehweb," HSE Working papers WP BRP 25/LNG/2015, National Research University Higher School of Economics.
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    1. Maria V. Sheyanova, 2015. "Specialized Converbs in Mehweb," HSE Working papers WP BRP 31/LNG/2015, National Research University Higher School of Economics.

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    Nakh-Daghestanian languages; minor languages; modality; mood; imperative; hortative; jussive; optative; irrealis; conditional; apprehensive;

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