English Word Order Example

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Wes Wood
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English Word Order Example

Post by Wes Wood » September 7th, 2016, 9:22 pm

This is a news article about subconscious English word order rules. I was envious of the sample instructional material. If only I had such a thing for Greek.
http://qz.com/773738/how-non-english-sp ... urce=atlfb
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Re: English Word Order Example

Post by MAubrey » September 7th, 2016, 11:10 pm

You can file this word order under "things are that kind of true, but not really."

The Language Log gave a post to the tweet that this article is based on: http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=27890
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Wes Wood
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Re: English Word Order Example

Post by Wes Wood » September 7th, 2016, 11:49 pm

I wasn't under the impression that this was anything other than an amusing story that happens to be largely true. Besides, I have it on good authority that you can make adjectives do whatever you want them to, but you have to mind the verbs. :D
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Re: English Word Order Example

Post by Stephen Hughes » September 8th, 2016, 8:37 am

Wes Wood wrote:If only I had such a thing for Greek.
People don't seem to discuss word-order for Greek, so much as they discuss parts of speech order.
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Re: English Word Order Example

Post by Wes Wood » September 8th, 2016, 11:06 pm

Stephen Hughes wrote:
Wes Wood wrote:If only I had such a thing for Greek.
People don't seem to discuss word-order for Greek, so much as they discuss parts of speech order.
Right? :lol: And they seem to analyze sentences with the least distribution of parts of speech possible. With all due respect, though, this type of analysis is an enormous task.
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