Sunday, January 18, 2009

pacna - 'hope'



x1 hopes/wishes for/desires x2 (event), expected likelihood x3 (0-1); x1 hopes that x2 happens

* also: x1 is hopeful of x2; x2 will hopefully occur, as hoped for by x1
* the value of x3 is a subjective estimate of likeliness according to x1, and is the basic determinant of whether pacna means 'hope' or 'wish' or 'expect': hoping for objects/states with negligible expectation is "wishing"
* if the state is plausibly likely, it is "hoping"
* when the probability is subjectively near 1, the attitude is described as "expecting"
* the value will usually be expressed using inexact numbers ("li piso'u" to "li piro")
* wish (= sotpa'a), hope (= sorpa'a), expect (= sojypa'a)]

cf. djica

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