This speech, while clearly expressing his devotion to Charicleia, whom he has not yet 'known' ([phrase omitted]), also recalls the indirect speech
narrated by Calasiris at 3,17,3-4 (discussed above), where Theagenes' lack of interest in sex prior to meeting Charicleia was emphasised.
Making of the imperative is obtained through an indirect indication of speech acts and speech act immediately, and the meaning of pragmatic imperatives tend to use indirect speech
He further carries on in indirect speech
by telling her to lean on him and puts all the responsibility of what she did on her alone.
In an indirect speech
act, the speaker communicates to the hearer more than he actually says by way of relying on their mutually shared background information, both linguistic and non-linguistic, together with the general powers of rationality and inference on the part of the hearer.
Moqayese Naqleqole Mostaqim va ghiremostaqim dar Zabane Farsi va Faranse" ("A Comparative Study of Direct and Indirect Speech
in Farsi and French").
This process of selective presentation of characters' speech sometimes gives the content of free indirect speech
a highly ambiguous quality.
Accordingly this utterance is known as an indirect speech
Direct and indirect speech
are encapsulated in the scale >nat (indirect, direct) / speech.
Dizque is also widely used to introduce indirect speech
Free Indirect Speech
can be employed for several purposes.
He correctly identifies the use of "quod" to introduce indirect speech
as a universal feature of Christian and medieval Latin that sometimes survives in authors of the humanist age, and he makes no attempt to link this to the English vernacular (J.
Verbal behaviors related to these descriptors include the presence of politeness markers, tag questions, verbal hedging, euphemistic and supportive-responsive speech, inclusive reference, and indirect speech