Datapoint Yukulta / Order of Object and Verb

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  1. Thomas Hart Chappell Says:

    WALS.info features 81, and 83; languages w inconsistencies?

    Combine feature 81A with feature 83A. You will see one language (Yukulta) with SVO for feature 81A but OV for feature 83A.
    Can anyone explain that?

  2. Matthew S. Dryer Says:

    Yukulta is most commonly OV for clauses with or without a nominal subject, but SVO for clauses with a nominal subject.

    This observation about Yukulta is explained in http://wals.info/chapter/83

  3. Thomas Hart Chappell Says:

    Oh! Thank you. I missed that, but I see it now.

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