Subjunctive - Subjunctives 1. Asking for advice or...

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1. Asking for advice or permission (note the various translation equivalents in English): 1 ˚ya mEM Åpkw il´ cay bnaËÍ? Shall I make tea for you? 2 mEM åMdr ÅËÍ? May I come in? 3 hm Åpse ´k sval pUCeM? May we ask you a question? 4 Where should we go for holidays? 5 Åp se kb imlUÍ? When shall I meet with you? 2. When proposing a course of action; note that the hm/hm log is understood: 1 åa^´ (hm) ´k khanI suneM. Let’s listen to a story! 2 hm ^s sπtah ixkago cleM Ør vhaÍ m[e kreM. Let’s go to Chicago this week and enjoy ourselves there! 3 åb kuC kam kreM. Let’s do some work now! 3. When requesting some thing from some one we have two alternative constructions in Hindi where the forms with subjunctive/optative is considered more polite, for instance: 1 kl hmara jNmidn hE, åap j≠r åa^ye vs. 2 kl hmara jNmidn hE, åap j≠r åa´Í . Tomorrow is my birthday, please be sure to come!
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This note was uploaded on 07/19/2009 for the course HIN 506 taught by Professor Kumar during the Spring '08 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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