Irrealis moods (abbreviated IRR) are the main set of grammatical moods that indicate that a certain situation or action is not known to have happened as the speaker is talking.
Every language has a formula for the unreal. The Indigenous languages of the Pacific Northwest have as many as five levels of "unreality."
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