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Subject Object Verb

Subject Object Verb (SOV) is a term used in linguistic typology to state the general order of words in a language's sentences. The SOV type is the most common type found in natural languages. It corresponds roughly to Reverse Polish Notation in computer languages. Turkish, Japanese, Korean, Persian and Latin belong to this category. German uses SVO in main clauses, but employs SOV in subordinate clauses.

SOV languages tend to have the adjectives before nouns, to use postpositions rather than prepositions, to place relative clauses before the nouns to which they refer, and to place auxiliary verbs after the action verb. Some have special particles to separate the subject from the object, such as the Japanese wa.

The other permutations in rough order of importance: