vir litterarum wrote:Has anyone read, or does anyone know anything about this book? It's thesis is quite radical, namely that the moods are not based on a continuum of reality, i.e. the indicative actually has nothing to do with indicativeness or statement of fact.
vir litterarum wrote:I've read Helma Dik's book on word order in Herodotus, and I found the information on linguistics there to be relatively understandable. Is there a significant amount of linguistics jargon that Willmott assumes the reader already knows?
Essorant wrote:Better it seems to study the moods through the language itself. Such a book probably just overcomplicates the subject rather than making it more understandable.
vir litterarum wrote:So do you have a book that you would recommend that I read before reading this one?
vir litterarum wrote:It is unfortunate, however, that the author spends so little time on "an," at least according to the reviewer.
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