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Re: German word order (was Re: ? how would you classify this language ?)

From:Joe <joe@...>
Date:Thursday, September 16, 2004, 15:37
Jörg Rhiemeier wrote:

>Hallo! > >On Wed, 15 Sep 2004 18:38:37 +0100, >Joe <joe@...> wrote: > > > >>>'vary between'? what's between them? >>> >>> >>> >>> >>German, I suppose. SOV, SVO, and VSO are all possible, in various >>clauses (Always SVO or VSO in main clauses, though, I think). That's >>called a V2 language, because, as I learnt it, the verb is always the >>second concept(except after certain conjunctions, in which case it goes >>to the end of the clause). >> >> > >German is SVO in declarative main clauses (but if there is an auxiliary >and an infinite form, the auxiliary is in second position and the >infinite form at the end of the clause), SOV in subordinate clauses, >and VSO in yes-no questions (in wh-questions, the interrogative >pronoun is in first position, followed by the verb). > >
Ye forget that adverbial phrases modify the word order too.