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Re: Computer syntax and VSO

From:Rob Haden <magwich78@...>
Date:Tuesday, February 17, 2004, 20:31
On Tue, 17 Feb 2004 21:00:42 +0100, Andreas Johansson <andjo@...> wrote:

>If so, it's surprising that of the ~60% of languages which aren't SOV, two- >thirds or so are SVO. (Assuming the statistics I've seen are accurate.) > > Andreas
One has to wonder how many currently SVO languages became so under the influence of SVO Indo-European languages. For example, Finnish is SVO, but its structure shows that it was SOV until recently (via contact with Scandinavian languages). - Rob


Nik Taylor <yonjuuni@...>