NAT: Scandinavian word order
|From:||Lars Henrik Mathiesen <thorinn@...>|
|Date:||Friday, January 7, 2000, 20:19|
> Date: Fri, 7 Jan 2000 13:31:19 +0100
> From: BP Jonsson <bpj@...>
> At 15:41 +0100 6.1.2000, Lars Henrik Mathiesen wrote:
> >Danish is still firmly V2 (except in yes-no questions, which are
> >verb-initial). Something has to go in front of V, and that something
> >is very often the subject, so the unmarked order is actually SVO ---
> >but if something like an adverb is fronted, you get VSO. AFAIK, it's
> >similar but not quite the same in Swedish and Norwegian.
> Nothing significantly different in Swedish (or Norwegian, or Icelandic)
> that I can think of.
Long live Nordic unity! (I know, I know, the Finns get left out).
There are some differences in word order between Danish and Swedish,
I'm sure, but I can't remember which just now. It involves adverbs,
probably. Adverbs and pronominal objects play all sorts of games.
Lars Mathiesen (U of Copenhagen CS Dep) <thorinn@...> (Humour NOT marked)