Encyclopedia > Object Subject Verb

  Article Content

Object Subject Verb

Object Subject Verb (OSV) is one of the permutations of expression used in Linguistic typology. OSV denotes the sequence "Object Subject Verb" in neutral expressions. It is a notation used when classifying languages according to the dominant sequence of these constitutents. This sequence is rare.

One fictional example of this type of ordering is the speech of the character Yoda in Star Wars (though not consistent). The order of words sounds very peculiar to English speakers, adding to the strangeness of the character: "A brave man your father was", "My home this is", etc.

The other permutations according to importance:

All Wikipedia text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License

  Search Encyclopedia

Search over one million articles, find something about almost anything!
  Featured Article

... and Antarctica E Eric the Red, (c.950-1003), explored and colonized Greenland Leif Ericsson, (born 970), attempted to colonize Vinland George Everest, ...

This page was created in 25.5 ms