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On Wed, 28 Apr 1999 16:18:38 -0500, Tom Wier <[log in to unmask]>
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>Right -- I think that much has been demonstrated.  Hmm... but what about
>*first* person imperatives?  Would these, too, be unable to be expressed
>by anything other than modal auxilliaries like "must"?  (As for whether =
such
>a thing could even exist, one might say that such a statement represents=
 that
>one is in the act of deciding that one must indeed do something; for me,
>"must" implies that one has just an obligation, which does not imply =
that
>any action will result from that)

Olaetyan has first and third person imperatives as well as second. I've
occasionally used the first person (singular) imperative writing notes to
myself (reminding myself of something I need to do), though I haven't
written any of these reminders in Olaetyan in a very long time (and I
hardly ever wrote them in Olaetyan even then).

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