Hand-book of Volapük/18
Conditional, Conjunctiv, and Potential
THE CONDITIONAL AND CONJUNCTIV
The conditional mood expresses something not as actually occurring, but as what would be, under a certain supposition. The conjunctiv is the mood, which expresses this supposition, preceded by if, if.
These two moods are formed by adding to the pätüp or pitüp the endings -öv and -la. The latter is written with a hyphen and the accent remains on the preceding syllable.
If äbinob-la liegik, äbinoböv givik, if I were rich I would be generous.
Ibinomöv givik, if ibinom-la liegik, he would have been generous if he had been rich.
A form seldom used, but mentioned by Schleyer, has the ending -öx, and the meaning might possibly.
Pelomöx, he might possibly pay.