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According to Leipzig and Corbett
[[Classical Arabic]] and various other [[Semitic languages]] have an '''energetic mood''', which expresses something which is strongly believed or which the speaker wishes to emphasize, e.g. ''yaktubanna'' يَكتُبَنَّ ("he certainly writes").
The '''declarative mood''' ([[list of glossing abbreviations|abbreviated]] {{sc|'''decdecl'''}}) indicates that a statement is true, without any qualifications being made. For many languages this is just an alternative name for the indicative mood, although sometimes distinctions between them are drawn.{{fact|date=January 2013}} It may contrast with [[inferential mood]].
Reference is sometimes made to a "generic mood", for making general statements about a particular class of things; this may be considered to be an aspect rather than a mood. See [[gnomic aspect]].
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