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On 26/04/2018 12:55, Amanda Babcock Furrow wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 25, 2018 at 01:44:25PM +0100, Raymond Brown wrote:
[snip]
>>
>> Personally, I don't really see the problem.  I am an L1 English speaker
>> for the best part of 77 years, but over those years have met languages
>> with SVO orders (first meeting Latin some 68 years ago and meeting other
>> SVO languages since) and VSO languages like Welsh.  Rather than finding
>> them less logical than SVO English, I have just found these differences
>> interesting and fascinating.
> 
> I think that in the above two paragraphs many of your "SOV"s got changed to
> "SVO" 

Oh yes, two of them.
"but over those years have met languages with SVO orders (first meeting 
Latin some 68 years ago and meeting other SVO languages since) ..."

should have read:
"but over those years have met languages with _SOV_ orders (first 
meeting Latin some 68 years ago and meeting other _SOV_ languages since)..."

> - spellchecker?

More likely _lapsus digitorum_  :)

Thanks, Amanda, for for pointing out the errors.

Ray