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“Another interesting aspect of this model is the prediction that while the so-called "secondary" endings ie. the objective non-progressive endings in this model: *-m, *-s, *-t came to dominate the function of irrealis in the Core IE dialects, the original grammar must have allowed for both objective and subjective non-progressive endings.”
“Likewise *-i is absent in all other irrealis moods ie. the optative, and likely too, the subjunctive.”
“Thus we can say that the first person subjunctive is a more certain statement of irrealis when compared to all other persons.”
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