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Table 3 Realization of SPEECH FUNCTION as MOOD

From: An interpersonal sketch of the biblical Hebrew clause

  Propositions (information)
indicative
Proposals (goods-&-services)
indicative and volitive
Giving statement
indicative: declarative
offer
indicative: declarative
[6] ʾûlay yagîḏ lānû ʾęṯ-darkenû [10] w e nāṯatti l e ʾîš hāʾ ę lohîm
perhaps he will tell us about the errand I can give that to the man of God
[3] w e hāʾîš niḵbāḏ
and the man is highly esteemed
Demanding question
indicative: interrogative: polar
command
volitive: imperative + cohortative
[14] h a yeš bāzę̄ hāroʾę̄ [13] leḵâ neleḵâ
Is the seer in town? Let us go
question
indicative: interrogative: elemental
command
volitive: cohortative
[7] w e hinneh neleḵ umah-nnāḇîʾ lāʾîš [5] ʿattâ nel a ḵâ ššām
But if we go, what can we bring the man? Let us go there.