Deontic Modality - Realisation in Speech - Esperanto


Esperanto has a mood called volitive which is really a generic deontic mood, expressing commands as well as will, desire, and purpose. It is formed by adding a -u to the verb stem.

  • Estu feliĉa "May you be happy!"
  • Donu al mi panon "Give me bread!"

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