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→‎Other realis moods: Supplied verb "be".
Although the indicative is generally the main or only realis mood, certain other languages have additional forms which can be categorized as separate realis moods.
[[Classical Arabic]] and various other [[Semitic languages]] have two kind of '''energetic moods''', which express something which is strongly believed or which the speaker wishes to emphasize, their exact meanings are dependent upon the prefix that is attached to them e.g. ''yaktubanna'' يَكتُبَنَّ is in the long energetic mood which has strong obligation meanings, so it means "he certainly writes" and if it precedebe preceded by "li", "liyaktubanna", it will have the meaning of "he must write". there is another kind of energetic which is short energetic, it has the meaning of weak obligation, e.g. "yaktuban" which means "he almost writes", if it preced by a prefix like "li", "liyaktuban", it will have the meaning of "he should write".
The '''declarative mood''' ([[list of glossing abbreviations|abbreviated]] {{sc|'''decl'''}}) 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]].
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