123 Present tense forms of modals used where StE has past tense forms

A - feature is pervasive or obligatory1
B - feature is neither pervasive nor extremely rare16
C - feature exists, but is extremely rare13
D - attested absence of feature24
X - feature is not applicable (given the structural make-up of the variety/P/C)9
? - no information on feature is available13

Feature area:
Verb phrase II: modal verbs
Typical example:
I wish that people in the world will [‘would’] get educated;[...] they can [‘might’] be wild, but theyʼre human beings
Example source:
BlSAfE (Mesthrie 2008b: 490f.)
Variety World Region Type Value
Id Primary text Variety Variety Type