Talk:C grammar

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V2 tendency[edit]

Tendency to put a tense marker as the second constituent in a main clause isn't limited to Germanic or even to head-final languages. When looking up something else related to Arabic, I found that main clauses in Breton that don't use a state of being verb always put a tense carrier, glossed "does", second. This means it follows an initial verb or a fronted subject.[ref]Steve Hewitt. "Arabic: verb-subject-object or verb-given-new? Implications for word order typology". Conference on Communication and Information Structure in Spoken Arabic, 2006. Accessed 2013-11-11 via[/ref] Keep this in mind when investigating phenomena in contact languages between the two major languages of Noen. --Tepples (talk) 18:29, 12 November 2013 (UTC)