--- In nostratic@..., Miguel Carrasquer Vidal <mcv@...> wrote:
> On Fri, 16 Nov 2001 07:06:19 -0000, "Knut" <aquila_grande@...>
> wrote:
> >Because the difference in prinsiple between typical VSO and
> >SOV is so great, i think It is worth considering this difference
> >between Aphro-Asiatic and other branches, when making comparisons,
> >and proposing subgroups.
> But which Afro-Asiatic? Semitic is VSO, except Akkadian and the
> Ethiopic branch, which are SOV. Berber and Egyptian are VSO, Chadic
> is SVO, Cushitic and Omotic are SOV.
> =======================
> Miguel Carrasquer Vidal
> mcv@...


Is really Akkadian, Athiopic, Cushitic and Osmotic typical SOV,or are
they a mixed type - with the Verb last in the sentence, but still
with preposted attributes, and with prepositions. If so the verb-
position could easily be explained by geografical influence. I am not
any expert in those languages, but have once read that explanation.