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Re: Revived language

Date:Monday, June 11, 2007, 13:52
> [] On Behalf Of Chris Peters > >From Chris: > > One source I've read -- I can't recall title or author > offhand (it was in an > English-language linguistics book I browsed a bit in an Osaka > bookstore) -- > claims that all OVS natlangs in existence claim their origins
to one
> specific region of South America. (This one apparently fits > that same > pattern.) Apparently there are several distinct, non-related > language > families that somehow all converged on OVS word order. And > only in that > region of the world.
I was researching some numbers once and they showed that OVS, OSV and VOS accounted for less than 5% of the languages, and it appeared that none of those were very popular.