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OSV Word Order (Object-Subject-Verb)
OSV is one of the six basic types of word order found in human languages. In most sentences, a speaker of an OSV language
will put the object first, the subject second, and the verb last. So while an English speaker would say "Mary likes corn,"
an OSV language would express the same idea with the equivalent of "Corn Mary likes."
OSV is a very rare word order worldwide. Here is a partial list of Native American languages using OSV word order:
Word Order Typology
Basic Language Structures
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