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LINGUIST List 19.2776

Fri Sep 12 2008

Qs: The Verb 'want'

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        1.    Glen Marks, The Verb 'want'

Message 1: The Verb 'want'
Date: 10-Sep-2008
From: Glen Marks <glenmarks1gmail.com>
Subject: The Verb 'want'
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I am looking for examples of verbs meaning 'want' that develop into some
sort of marker of obligation or a hortatory. That is, are the there any
language in which 'want' takes on a meaning 'should' or 'let's'? Thank you

Glen M

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics

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