Subjunctive mood (abbreviated as SJV) is the grammatical mood that is used to indicate various states of unreality, such as opinions, possibility, things that not occurred yet or things that already did not happen. It is mostly used in subordinate clauses, in conditional clauses (after “if”) and after relative “that”, however the latter may be sometimes expressed with Gerundives instead. Subjunctive mood may occur in simple sentences too.
In Nûrlâm subjunctive mood is formed by adding suffix -ulg in place of markers of tense and nonfinite forms. It may be considered as special tense, similar to English or French “future-in-the-past”, like adding English auxiliary verb “would” before the verb, however it differs from English and may be applied to modal verbs (e.g. to transform “can” into “could”). Both subjective and objective pronouns may be added to the verb in subjunctive mood. But subjunctive mood does not require 3rd person nominative suffixes “-â(t)” or “-û(t)”. In compound predicate (modal verb + infinitive) objective pronoun joins the infinitive. Examples:
Some modalities require certain modal verbs, in that case suffix -ulg is added to modal verb, while main verb is placed in infinitive form. Some modalities require also specific expressions in addition to subjunctive form of verb.
The grammatical form of subjunctive mood is used in following modalities:
In analytic form of colloquial speech auxiliary verb kulg is placed before main verb in Past tense, or other modal verb in past tense together with kulg and main verb in infinitive (ending with -at). “Izg kulg” = “I would”, in analogy with English and because of similarity of adjacent consonants, is often shortened to “Izg'ulg…” = “I'd …” in colloquial analytical Nûrlâm.