Ænglisc / Old English - Lesson XI - Grammar & Grammatical Cases VII (The Indicative Mood):
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Ƿesaþ ġē hāl!
Now, we go over the first of the three OE Moods - The Indicative Mood!
Put simply, the Indicative Mood is a verb form which makes a statement or asks a question. It is a definite statement - in opposition to the subjunctive case, which deals with theoritical statements (e.g. "if I were you...")
(ModE) I am Luke
(OE) Iċ hātte Luc
Why is in the Indicative Mood? Because it is a definite statement. However, it wouldn''t be in this mood if I had said "If I were Luke" or "I I am Luke" as that isn't a definite statement!
Summary: The Indicative Mood is for definite statements and questions!
Iċ þancie ēow!
Oh, and there's a follow up on this. If you have Tinycards and would like to expand your vocabulary of Old English, it is a great idea to look up the Old English course there is. It's made by an user called Gregory, IIRC. Despite the thing that it doesn't include many words, it is a fine thing to me.
Some of the words there Ieven didn't know, but some others were familiar from the course this discussion takes place in, and some were funnily enough the same as in my own language, hah.