It was also used as a conditional mood and in reported speech.
The optative is sometimes used instead of a conditional mood.
The conditional mood expresses an unrealistic action which the speaker considers to be supposed, possible or hopeful.
(Some languages are also described in the article on the conditional mood.)
The conditional mood is used to state hypothetical states, wishes, and desires.
The former is also called the conditional mood or conditionality; the latter potentialis.
Thus a construction like the English would love will sometimes be described as representing the conditional mood.
As in many other languages, it is only the speculative type that causes the conditional mood to be used.
The optative may further be used instead of a conditional mood.
The conditional mood is used to express desires, wishes, and hypothetical (often impossible) conditions.