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I've recently been considering this from a natlang perspective.


Romance languages (I'm passable in Spanish, and I understand French/Italian/etc. are similar) are SVO by default in a simple declarative sentence.  They switch to SOV if the object is a pronoun.  A sentence becomes VSO if you're asking a question -- but OVS if you're asking a question with a pronoun object.


Japanese is SOV by default, but has an OSV option if you want to emphasize the subject for some reason.


Variations like these intrigue me as well.



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From: Constructed Languages List <[log in to unmask]> on behalf of C. Brickner <[log in to unmask]>
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Subject: Word order

How strict are you in maintaining the word order you have given to your conlangs? What are the reasons that you deviate from this word order? I'm especially interested in SVO.
Charlie