(Redirected from Speech act particle)
Illocutions mark the purpose of the sentence. It also ends the sentence.
List of illocutions
|ba||imperative or wishes/hopes (optative)|
da is used for asserting things. Think of this as a normal sentence (as in not a question or a command, but just stating something).
Please note that all caps "ASS" stands for "assertive", and not the other word.
|"You aren't working."|
If you are now explaining why you aren't working, you would need dâ.
moq is used for asking questions.
|"Have you slept?"|
môq is for rhetorical questions. You didn't sleep because you were working!
|"Why didn't I sleep?"|
So, you probably need sleep now. It's best to say goodbye now. ka is for "performing" things.
|"I hereby greet you upon parting." (i.e. "Goodbye.")|
ba is for telling people to do things as well as for expressing wishes and hopes. Anyway, they want to make sure you're actually going to sleep.
nha is used for promises.
|"(I promise) I'll sleep."|