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The jussive (abbreviated TEMPLATE:NOCAPS) is a grammatical mood of verbs for issuing orders, commanding, or exhorting (within a subjunctive framework). English verbs are not marked for this mood. Whereas the cohortative applies to the first person (by appeal to the object's duties and obligations)[citation needed] and the imperative to the second (by command), the jussive typically covers the first and third persons,[1] as well as orders (by their author's wish) in the mandative subjunctive.

Examples[edit | edit source]

Latin[edit | edit source]

In the Latin language, the present subjunctive can convey jussive meaning in the third person (jussive subjunctive or coniunctivus iussivus):[2]

  • Adiuvet "He shall help."
  • Veniant "They shall come."

Korean[edit | edit source]

The jussive mood, in the form of the exhortative, can be found in Korean, as seen in the sentence:[3][dubious]

공부 하-.
/gong/ /bu/ /ha/ "/ja/"
study do-TEMPLATE:NOCAPS
"Now, let's study."


See also[edit | edit source]


References[edit | edit source]

  1. Loos, Eugene E., Susan Anderson; Dwight H. Day, Jr.; Paul C. Jordan; J. Douglas Wingate What is jussive mood?. Glossary of linguistic terms. SIL International. URL accessed on 2010-03-13.
  2. Hanslik, Rudolf; et al. (1950). Lateinische Grammatik (in German), Vienna: Hölder-Pichler-Tempsky.
  3. Pak, Miok Debby Jussive Clauses and Agreement of Sentence Final Particles in Korean. Georgetown University.

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