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If you're going with SVO, you don't need a Nom/Acc or Abs/Erg distinction,
but if it's VSO that would be helpful. It depends on how casey you want to
be.

On Sat, Apr 28, 2018 at 4:29 AM, James Hopkins <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> My response is unscientific I know, but I would say start composing
> sentences in both ways with the vocabulary you presently have and see with
> order appeals to you more in actually usage.
>
> I have found, at least for Itlani, that what "feels" right usually ends up
> working best. You may find that true of your conlang as well.
>
> Jim
>
> On Fri, Apr 27, 2018 at 8:28 PM, Michael Martin <[log in to unmask]>
> wrote:
>
> > Thanks to everyone who responded to my post. I had actually thought about
> > the comparison to function calls in computer programming, but I don't
> > really consider that "intuitive" since I don't imagine non-programmers
> > would ever think in that way. The notion of sentences flowing from topic
> to
> > commentary makes sense, though. Whatever is most important in a speaker's
> > mind is most likely what they are going to bring up first.
> >
> > But I'm still on the fence as to whether to keep my conlang's default as
> > VSO or SVO.
> >
> >
> > * Michael - [log in to unmask]
> >
>