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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)