Joosten and Hatav's modality

Bryan Rocine brocine at
Mon Sep 20 21:50:48 EDT 1999


What do you think?  Joosten wants to pull yiqtol out of the
"indicative subsystem," considering the form essentially
modal.  Hatav describes "future forms" as actually modals of
the _must_ variety.  The descriptions seem helpful to me,
simplifying the description of yiqtol (eliminating distinct
indicative and modal yiqtols).  Are such descriptions
convincing, here to stay?  Should they be passed on in the
new texts?


B. M. Rocine
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