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 ;)
"They are evidently confusing science with technology."
UMBERTO ECO September, 2004