Indicative mood or Realis (abbreviated as REAL or IND) is the grammatical mood that is used to indicate facts. Most articles about grammar touch only this mood. It is formed without special markers of mood. But all other possible suffixes, prefixes and clitics may be added to indicate other grammatical forms.
Strictly speaking the term “Indicative mood” may be applied only to:
and future tense cannot be Realis (even sentences like “Sun will rise tomorrow in the East”). Usage of modal verbs also indicate some Irrealis mood, even when they have default form of present tense. Anyway in many languages including Nûrlâm, the grammatical form of indicative mood is often used to express other moods.
The following moods are considered Realis, but not Indicative.
The following moods are Irrealis, but the grammatical form of Indicative mood is used to express them: