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Latest comment: 5 months ago by SnpoSuwan in topic Imperative, optative

I'm comfortable adding jan Pije's improved lessons to the external resources, but others may feel differently. jan Pije's Lesson 9 --JPeton (talk) 19:39, 22 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Imperative, optative[edit | edit source]

Typically these are presented as separate uses, or in the main case people present the optative as an imperative without sina. Should these be under the same heading or consolidated as they are now? JPeton (talk) 16:55, 22 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I combined them as they follow the same structure, S o V e O, instead of the vocative VOC o S li V e O. SnpoSuwan (talk) 09:46, 23 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Technical terms[edit | edit source]

This is a general question for the wiki as a whole: should we favor the Latino-Greek grammatical terms (optative, imperative, vocative) or English descriptions of function (wish and desire, command, calling and addressing)? JPeton (talk) 16:56, 22 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The way that the article uses the grammar term and immediately defines it in more familiar terms seems good. Maybe that order could be flipped within teaching-focused articles like this:

o is used to express a command or instruction, which is formally called an imperative.

Menasewi (talk) 17:52, 22 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I prefer keeping the linguistic terms first. in school (I attended school in both Brazil and Portugal), we are taught what imperative and vocative mean in grammar, so it's intuitive for me to list them. in either case, it is listed *immediately* after what that is, so there's no issue. SnpoSuwan (talk) 09:44, 23 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]