Category:Word Order
Feature:Order of Subject and Verb WALS
Name:SV
Languages (507):
Conlangs (408):
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SV is prevalent in standard clauses, in non-emphatic constructions:

talśon tal-se

[book read-PASS]

"The book is read."

However, with pronouns, a suffix is added and the independent pronoun is dropped, leading to what is arguably VS order:

as-se-j-o

[see-PASS-0-2sg]

"You're seen."

In almost all emphatic constructions, however, <de> (the epicene pronoun) replaces the pre-verbal argument slot, and the noun itself is postponed after the verb, usually with a demonstrative suffix.

de tal-se talśon-des

[it read-PASS book-that]

"The BOOK is read." (Literally, "It is read, that book."

This is distinguished from "That book is read", a standard clause which retains rigid SV word order:

talśon-des tal-se book-THAT read-PAS

"That book is read."

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