Basic word order (S, V, O) (Northern Mansi)

SOV: The basic word order is SOV.

(1) āmp sāli kinsi.
dog reindeer search.prs.3sg
‘The dog is searching for the reindeer.’ (S. D.)

In Northern Mansi, the basic word order is SOV (1) (Csernyecov–Csernyecova 1936, Székely 1994, Riese 2001). The word order, however, is not fixed: it can be changed depending on the information structure of the clause (Rombandeeva 1979).


Szilvia Németh