High Valyrian Word Order

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High Valyrian is a strongly head-final language
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In High Valyrian, the general word order in a sentence is SOV, i.e. ''subject–object–verb''. High Valyrian is a strongly head-final language. Direct objects and adverbs generally precede verbs they modify; adjectives, demonstratives, relative clauses and adpositional phrases generally precede nouns they modify; possessors precedes the possessee; adverbs and adpositional phrases precede the adjectives they modify; and most adpositions are postpositions.
  
Generally, the verb goes to the end.
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== Verb phrases ==
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In verb phrases with ditransitive verbs, which take both a direct object and an indirect objects, the indirect object generally precedes the direct object. However, it may also follow:
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* {{example2|Taobot rūklon tepan.|I give the boy a flower.}}
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* {{example2|Rūklon taobot tepan.|I give the boy a flower.}}
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== Noun phrases ==
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=== Pronouns ===
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High Valyrian is a pro-drop language, that is, subject pronouns are generally omitted, since they are indicated through verbal morphology. Including the subject pronoun places emphasis on the subject.
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* {{example2|Gevī ȳdrā.|You are speaking beautifully.}}
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* {{example2|Ao gevī ȳdrā.|'''You''' are speaking beautifully.}}
  
High Valyrian's word order can also be referred to as Subject Object Verb (or SOV)
 
  
  
 
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In High Valyrian, the general word order in a sentence is SOV, i.e. subject–object–verb. High Valyrian is a strongly head-final language. Direct objects and adverbs generally precede verbs they modify; adjectives, demonstratives, relative clauses and adpositional phrases generally precede nouns they modify; possessors precedes the possessee; adverbs and adpositional phrases precede the adjectives they modify; and most adpositions are postpositions.

Verb phrases

In verb phrases with ditransitive verbs, which take both a direct object and an indirect objects, the indirect object generally precedes the direct object. However, it may also follow:

  • Taobot rūklon tepan."I give the boy a flower."
  • Rūklon taobot tepan."I give the boy a flower."

Noun phrases

Pronouns

High Valyrian is a pro-drop language, that is, subject pronouns are generally omitted, since they are indicated through verbal morphology. Including the subject pronoun places emphasis on the subject.

  • Gevī ȳdrā."You are speaking beautifully."
  • Ao gevī ȳdrā."You are speaking beautifully."
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