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CONLANG  July 2000, Week 3

CONLANG July 2000, Week 3

Subject:

Re: Conlanging and Natlangs

From:

John Cowan <[log in to unmask]>

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Constructed Languages List <[log in to unmask]>

Date:

Mon, 17 Jul 2000 10:48:50 -0400

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Muke Tever wrote:

> No! If that happens I'll explode!
>      "The committee requests that Smith **appears before them tomorrow."

AmE:  The committee requests that Smith appear before them tomorrow
        (frozen subjunctive)
BrE:  The committee requests that Smith should appear before them tomorrow
        (modal)

> Long live the subjunctive mood, even if only in mandative constructions!

"Mandative&qu