Speech Acts

Speech Act Morphemes

I command…; command speech act, neutral (very rare except to small children)
báa I say to you as a question; I ask you; I ask…; question speech act, neutral
I say as a promise…; promise speech act, neutral
bée I say in warning…; warning speech act, neutral
bóo I request…; request speech act, neutral (usual “command” form)
bíi I say…: “I say to you, as a statement”: declarative speech act, neutral (usually optional)

Speech Act Suffixes

-da “said in jest”
-lan “said in celebration”
-de “said in narrative”
-li “said in love”
-d “said in anger”
-di “said in teaching”
-du “said as poetry”
-th “said in pain”
-ya “said in fear”

Speech Acts

bédu as poetry, I say as a promise…; promise speech act, as poetry [bé=promise speech act + -du=suffix; “said as poetry”]
bóodu as poetry, I request…; request speech act, in poetry [bóo=request speech act + -du=suffix “said as poetry”]
bíili in love, I say…; declarative speech act, in love [bíi=declarative speech act + -li=suffix “said in love”]
bóda in jest, I command…; command speech act, in jest (very rare except to small children) [bó=command speech act + -da=suffix “said in jest”]
bóodi in teaching, I request…; request speech act, in teaching [bóo=request speech act + -di=suffix “said in teaching”]
bóde as a story, I command…; command speech act, in narrative (very rare except to small children) [bó=command speech act + -de=suffix “said in narrative”]
bódi in teaching, I command…; command speech act, in teaching (very rare except to small children) [bó=command speech act + -di=suffix “said in teaching”]
bódu as poetry, I command…; command speech act, in poetry (very rare except to small children) [bó=command speech act + -du=suffix “said as poetry”]
bóya in fear, I command…; command speech act, in fear (very rare except to small children) [bó=command speech act + -ya=suffix “said in fear”]
bóli in love, I command…; command speech act, in love (very rare except to small children) [bó=command speech act + -li=suffix “said in love”]
bód in anger, I command…; command speech act, in anger (very rare except to small children) [bó=command speech act + -d=suffix “said in anger”]
bóoth in pair, I request…; request speech act, in pain [bóo=request speech act + -th=suffix “said in pain”]
bóoya in fear, I request…; request speech act, in fear [bóo=request speech act + -ya=suffix “said in fear”]
bóolan in celebration, I request…; request speech act, in celebration [bóo=request speech act + -lan=suffix “said in celebration”]
báaya in fear, I ask…; question speech act, in fear [báa=question speech act + -ya=suffix “said in fear”]
bóod in anger, I request…; request speech act, in anger [bóo=request speech act + -d=suffix “said in anger”]
bóoda in jest, I request…; request speech act, in jest [bóo=request speech act + -da=suffix “said in jest”]
bóode as a story, I request…; request speech act, in narrative [bóo=request speech act + -de=suffix “said in narrative”]
bólan in celebration, I command…; command speech act, in celebration (very rare except to small children) [bó=command speech act + -lan=suffix “said in celebration”]
bíith in pain, I say…; declarative speech act, in pain [bíi=declarative speech act + -th=suffix “said in pain”]
bíida in jest, I say…; declarative speech act, in jest [bíi=declarative speech act + -da=suffix “said in jest”]
bíide as a story, I say…; declarative speech act, in narrative [bíi=declarative speech act + -de=suffix “said in narrative”]
bíidi in teaching, I say…; declarative speech act, in teaching [bíi=declarative speech act + -di=suffix “said in teaching”]
bíid in anger, I say…; declarative speech act, in anger [bíi=declarative speech act + -d=suffix “said in anger”]
bíidu as a poem, I say…; declarative speech act, in poetry [bíi=declarative speech act + -du=suffix “said as poetry”]
béeda in jest, I say in warning…; warning speech act, in jest [bée=warning speech act + -da=suffix “said in jest”]
bóoli in love, I request…; request speech act, in love [bóo=request speech act + -li=suffix “said in love”]
báade as a story, I ask…, question speech act morpheme, in narrative [báa=question speech act + -de=suffix “said in narrative”]
béedu in poetry, I say in warning…; warning speech act, as poetry [bée=warning speech act + -du=suffix “said as poetry”]
béelan in celebration, I say in warning…; warning speech act, in celebration [bée=warning speech act + -lan=suffix “said in celebration”]
béeli in love, I say in warning…; warning speech act, in love [bée=warning speech act + -li=suffix “said in love”]
béeth in pain, I say in warning…; warning speech act, in pain [bée=warning speech act + -th=suffix “said in pain”]
béeya in fear, I say in warning…; warning speech act, in fear [bée=warning speech act + -ya=suffix “said in fear”]
bélan in celebration, I say as a promise…; promise speech act, in celebration [bé=promise speech act + -lan=suffix “said in celebration”]
báalan in celebration, I ask…; question speech act, in celebration [báa=question speech act + -lan=suffix “said in celebration”]
béed in anger, I say in warning…; warning speech act, in anger [bée=warning speech act + -d=suffix “said in anger”]
béth in pain, I say as a promise…; promise speech act, in pain [bé=promise speech ast + -th=suffix “said in pain”]
béya in fear, I say as a promise…; promise speech act, in fear [bé=promise speech act + -ya=suffix “said in fear”]
bóth in pain, I command…; command speech act, in pain (very rare except to small children) [bó=command speech act + -th=suffix “said in pain”]
béde as a story, I say as a promise…; promise speech act, in narrative [bé=promise speech act + -de=suffix “said in narrative”]
bíiya in fear, I say…; declarative speech act, in fear [bíi=declarative speech act + -ya=suffix “said in fear”]
báad in anger, I ask…, question speech act, in anger [báa=question speech act + -d=suffix “said in anger”]
báadi in teaching, I ask…, question speech act morpheme, in teaching [báa=question speech act + -di=suffix “said in teaching”]
báadu as poetry, I ask…; question speech act, in poetry [báa=question speech act + -du=suffix “said as poetry”]
bédi in teaching, I say as a promise…; promise speech act, in teaching [bé=promise speech act + -di=suffix “said in teaching”]
béede as a story, I say in warning…; warning speech act, in narrative [bée=warning speech act + -de=suffix “said in narrative”]
béda in jest, I say as a promise…; promise speech act, in jest [bé=promise speech act + -da=suffix; “said in jest”]
béedi in teaching, I say in warning…; warning speech act, in teaching [bée=warning speech act + -di=suffix “said in teaching”]
báali in love, I ask…; question speech act, in love [báa=question speech act + -li=suffix “said in love”]
báath in pain, I ask…, question speech act morpheme, in pain [báa=question speech act + -th=suffix “said in pain”]
béd in anger, I say as a promise…; promise speech act, in anger [bé=promise peech act + -d=suffix “said in anger”]
báada in jest, I ask you…, question speech act, in jest [báa=question + -da=suffix “said in jest”]
béli in love, I say as a promise…; promise speech act, in love [bé=promise speech act + -li=suffix “said in love”]
bíilan in celebration, I say…; declarative speech act, in celebration [bíi=declarative speech act + -lan=suffix “said in celebration”]
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