Re: Language Change
|From:||Barry Garcia <barry_garcia@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, January 5, 2000, 1:16|
>Because of this reason, "pure" VSO and SOV languages are rather uncommon.
>(since when a language is almost reaching "purity" it probably turns to
>slowly go the other way).
> (German: SOV, though taking a look at the main clauses you'll
>it isn't "pure").
I know that Tagalog goes between being SVO, and VSO. However, when the
subject goes before the predicate, a linker is needed (they use 'ay').
>However, from one of my books, it says that the SVO order is considered
formal, and in every day speech VSO is used.
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