Moods of Mehweb
The paper is a description of moods in Mehweb, a lect of the Dargwa branch of East Caucasian (Nakh-Daghestanian) languages, Republic of Daghestan. The data were collected in the course of several field trips to the village of Mehweb. The forms of non-indicative moods and common constructions where these forms occur are described. Mehweb has inflectional forms for the imperative, prohibitive, optative, irrealis and apprehensive. Hortative and jussive are expressed periphrastically. Keywords: Nakh-Daghestanian, East Caucasian, modality, mood, imperative, hortative,
jussive, optative, irrealis, conditional, apprehensive, volitional.