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SVO structure in sign language sentences

The figures of speech (nouns, verbs, adjectives, etc.) and word order are two forms of building a subject-action-object structure.

Topicalization and OSV (Object Subject Verb) structure in American Sign Language (ASL) is very common. Although, there are some SVO (Subject Verb Object) where fit or that OSV might be awkward.

Below are some examples of SVO sentences in ASL.

I LIKE IX-hir.


English equivalent: She/he needs money.

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