>>Is this border between the Germanic+Romance & the Slavic languages?
>Well, I don't know if there truely is a "border" as Knut says, but
>to add to the article debate, IndoEuropean itself probably once
>was an article-enriched language given that the likeliest origin
>of the nominative *-s seems to be *se "this, that". - love gLeN

This could be an argument for IE having been SOV? (article after noun)