Basic SV word order (Hungarian)

SV: The basic word order is SV, no additional word order exists.

(1) bence (a szobá-já-ban) énekel.

Bence the room-3sg-ine sing-prs.3sg

’Bence is singing (in his room).’

(2) a lány csukl-ik.

the girl get_hiccups-prs.3sg

‘The girl is getting hiccups.’

In Hungarian, the subject is the first element of the sentence, thus it precedes the verb in neutral sentences (cf. Tolcsvai Nagy 2013, É. Kiss 2002, Kiefer 2003, Kenesei et al. 1998).


Nikolett F. Gulyás