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3. olo so-oi1 le2   will2 have sung1
4.  ta-oi1 le2 will2 have gone away1
5. to- (l) oi1 le2  will2 have eaten1
6. sho-lo-i1 le2 will2 have drunk 1
(Note : lo + o ą lo)
7. modo-oi1 le2 will2 have studied1
8.  da-oi1 le2 will2 have beaten1
9. isü va1 ta-oi2 le3 will213 have scaled2 Isü mountain1
10.  nohiu-(l) oi1 le2 will2 have married1
11.  rü -oi1 le2 will2 have written1
12.  ocü pe -oi1 le2 will2 have lectured1
13.  daha-oi1 le2 will2 have killed1 (for food)

Mood expresses the attitude/judgment of the speaker towards/on what he is saying as a logical proposition. Mao Naga has thirty of them:
1.  The Incumbency modal
2.  The Non-deontic obligative
3.  The Dubitative
4.  The mood of Stressed possibility
5.  The Thwarted desiderative
6.  The Permissive
7.  The Optative
8.  The Suggestive (hortative)
9.  The Definite
10.  The mood of Individual choice
11.  The Decisive-intentive
12.  The mood of Ability
13.  The mood of Mental readiness to brave circumstances
14.  The mood of Action contrary to earlier state of affairs
15.  The Subjuctive
16.  The Conditional
17.  The Contingency mood
18.  The Concessive or pseudo-conditional
19.  The mood of Unconcerned neglect
20.  The mood of Hearsay
21.  The Inferential
22. The mood of Seriousness
23. The mood of Perceived Undesirability of/and (hence) apprehensive concern about the
24.  The mood of Unexpected, surprising action
25.  The Completive
26.  The mood of Determination
27.  The mood of Temporal concomitance
28.  The mood of Motivated action
29.  The Imperative
30.  The Incompletive

This list excludes the unmarked indicative mood.
     All the markers of mood are suffixes except the Non-deontic Obligative whose expression is syntactic rather than morphological, and for that reason, strictly speaking, does not belong here. It is included here because the formal expression is fossilized, crusted. Two moods viz. the moods of Stressed Possibility and Unconcerned Neglect are expressed in terms of or built upon the Concessive mood. Unlike tense, but like aspect, two moods can co-occur. The following illustrates the co-occurence of (the) two moods (of ability and dubitation).


 ai1 ta2 lo3 -ho4 moloe5
  I1 may5 not4 be5 able3 to walk2
The Incumbency or Deontic Mood
     The Incumbency or Deontic mood expresses an obligation-moral or otherwise-, an imperative of some sort. It is marked by the postposing of (o)pha, whose meaning is not entirely clear-elsewhere it means ‘time’ - to the participial/gerundial form of the verb. It signals correct, generally expected, required behaviour.


1. ocü korü phae
    ‘it ought/has to rain’ (ocü rü ‘to rain’)


 ai ico kata phae
    ‘I ought/have to go away now’ (ta ‘to go away’)


 pfo pfokrehrü he (khi) cihi korü phae
    ‘she ought/has to write to Pfokrehrü’ (rü ‘to write’)


 ni he kape phae
    ‘ought/have to tell you’ (pe ‘to tell’)






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