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Re: ? how would you classify this language ?

From:Ray Brown <ray.brown@...>
Date:Friday, September 17, 2004, 6:25
On Thursday, September 16, 2004, at 01:27 , Andreas Johansson wrote:

> Quoting Ray Brown <ray.brown@...>: > >> Classical Latin was basically SVO, but varied considerably, usually >> because of topic fronting and shifting focus to the end. > > It was? I thought it was basically SOV? The example sentences in my Latin > mini-grammar are; _puer puellam amat_.
OOPS!! Lapsus manu:s - I thought I'd typed SOV :=( Latin was basically a Subject-Object-Verb lang - but I got the topicalization & focusing correct ;) Ray =============================================== =============================================== "They are evidently confusing science with technology." UMBERTO ECO September, 2004