basic word order
Definition - The most frequently occurring order of elements in the sentences of a language, usually expressed in terms of Subject, Object and Verb. For example, the basic word order of English is SVO, the basic word order of Welsh is VSO, and the basic word order of Japanese is SOV.

Notes:
1. There are languages that exemplify all six possible permutations of Subject, Object and Verb. The order of frequency from most to least is SOV, SVO, VSO (which is much less common), VOS, OVS and OSV.



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