|From:||# 1 <salut_vous_autre@...>|
|Date:||Monday, December 27, 2004, 6:07|
I've read in an old post
>looking at word order typology, we have the following:
>SOV = 45% of the world's languages
>SVO = 42%
>VSO = 9%
>VOS = 3%
>OVS = 0.9%
>OSV = 0.1%
but with a language where it is not constant what do we do?
I don't mean when it changes with the question form or something like this.
In frensh, the order will be SVO if the object is a noun or an adjective
"Je mange une pomme" I eat an apple
"J'aime ma femme" I love my wife
"Je deviens vieux" I become old
but if the object is a pronoun it will become SOV
"Je la mange" I eat it(feminine, like "pomme")
"Je t'aime" I love you
"Je le deviens" I become it
So how is Frensh classed in these statistics??