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Re: Language Change

From:Barry Garcia <barry_garcia@...>
Date:Wednesday, January 5, 2000, 1:16 writes:
>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 >notice that >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. ________________________________________________ Barry Garcia. - My homepage: - The Saalangal Language: