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V2 languages

From:Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...>
Date:Friday, May 28, 1999, 21:35
I need some information on verb-second languages.  As I understand it,
it's not literally the second word, but rather the second element, so
that one would say "This book have I read".  My question is, does this
apply with adjectives too?  Would "This old book have I read" fit in V2
order?  Or what about with subordinate clauses, "The book that you gave
me have I read"?

The reason I'm asking is that I'm considering making Eastern (W's
cousin) a V2 language.
"It's bad manners to talk about ropes in the house of a man whose father
was hanged." - Irish proverb
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