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JOD: Used in oblique narration, when the words of another are repeated, and when the speaker has not seen the act or the subject of the action. Sometimes this form implies doubt, at least that the narrator merely tells as he has been told, and does not consider himself responsible for the truth of the story.
Added/modified by: Catherine Rudin on 2009-06-02 12:19:00
JOD: from e, to say.
Added/modified by: Catherine Rudin on 2009-06-29 13:58:00