SVO structure in sign language sentences

Topicalization using the 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.

Gloss: IX1 NEED MONEY
English equivalent: She/he needs money.

Gloss: IX-me REMEMBER GREEN CAR.
English equivalent: I remember the green car.

I LIKE IX-him.

#NO, IX1 HIT(IX2) LONG-TIME-AGO.

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Also see OSV sentence structure (Object-Subject-Verb).