linguoboy wrote:What's your rationale for labeling svojemu and dobry as "pronouns" rather than "adjectives"?
Dan_ad_nauseam wrote:English tends to strict SVO because it lost the usual IE inflections. OTOH, even highly inflected IE languages do tend to have preferred word orders. Latin and most Indo-Iranian languages, for example, tend to SOV.
My own conlang is designed as an agglutinave language with strong case marking, but a preferred SOV word order. I use OVS to imply passive voice.
OTOH, I included a double-agreement system (nouns and following words and subject with verb) that I think would tend to militate against free word order.
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