Deliberative mood

Deliberative mood (abbreviated DEL) is a grammatical mood that asks whether the speaker should do something, e. g. "Shall I go to the market?"[1]

The Afar language has a deliberative mood, as in aboo "Shall I do (it)?", with the suffix -oo denoting the deliberative.[1]


  1. 1 2 Loos, Eugene E.; Susan Anderson; Dwight H. Day, Jr; Paul C. Jordan; J. Douglas Wingate. "What is deliberative mood?". Glossary of linguistic terms. SIL International. Retrieved 2009-12-28.
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