Question: What do I call this verb stem?
I have a verb stem in Akachenti that gets used by itself for a variation on present indicative which indicates that this situation/action will continue in the future, e.g. I love you now and expect to keep on doing so.
With a non-present marker, the stem is used to indicate simple future tense, e.g. I will come to love you.
The normal present is the unmarked stem and indicates the action began previously and also occurs now. You could call it a present perfect or a present continuative, e.g. I’ve been loving you, I still love you, etc.
With a non-present marker, the unmarked stem is used to indicate past discontinuous, e.g. I loved you, but now I don’t. To me, the unmarked stem is clearly indicative.
That said, I’ve tried calling this future stem optative, subjunctive, and irrealis, but none of them quite fit. What do I call this thing???1
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I have no idea and I wish you luck figuring it out XD