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Is there a “logical background” theory to explain control-flow similarity in virtually all human languages?

In programming there are two very common aspects of logical operators and conditioning (I assume the border between the two isn't always well defined). Logical operators would include, for example: ...
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What are wish and if-clause called as a group?

I'm not sure about the grammatical category of wish and if-clause. I have found some names like hypothetical sentences, conditional, subjunctive mood. But I don't think they are the academic name for ...
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What are the relations between the different conditionals?

I know conditionals can be classified in different ways. In english there are indicative, predicative,implicative, counterfactual, casual, subjunctive,zero, first second, third, mixed conditional, ...
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Why is the past subjunctive used within conditional clauses in English and Spanish?

In English and Spanish (and likely other languages), the past subjunctive is used with conditional clauses: It would be better if we went to the beach. Sería mejor si fuéramos a la playa. Here, ...
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Can we use several independent clauses to express an idea of conditional without too much limitation?

In English, generally speaking, an idea of conditional is expressed by a sentence with a dependent clause (and usually with the conjunction "if"): If it rains, the picnic will be cancelled. The ...
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“I don't know if they escaped” / “If they escaped, they're long gone” - Conditional protases and interrogative clauses

English, conditional protases [ read "antecedents" ] bear a close resemblance to interrogative clauses. For example, they are often identical to subordinate closed interrogative clauses: If Bertha ...