See also: irreális

English edit

Etymology edit

Learned borrowing from New Latin irreālis (intangible, immaterial), from Latin in- (un-: not) + reālis (real, material, composed of physical things), from res (thing) + -ālis (-al: forming adjectives). Doublet of irreal, unreal, and nonreal.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ɪɹiˈɑːlɪs/, /ɪɹiˈælɪs/, /ɪˈɹiəlɪs/
  • Hyphenation: ir‧real‧is

Adjective edit

irrealis (not comparable)

  1. (grammar, of a verb) inflected to indicate that an act or state of being is not a fact.

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Noun edit

irrealis (plural irrealises)

  1. (grammar) An irrealis construct.
    • 2023, Kasia M. Jaszczolt, Understanding Human Time, page 170:
      [] then it would make sense to view Australian past irrealises as TAM forms combining a modal stative predicate (conveying e.g. a capacity, expectation, or desire state) with a past imperfective content.

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