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Notes[edit]

Changed SVO etc. to AVO etc. See Subject Verb Object for discussion. kwami 21:51, 11 April 2006 (UTC)

Italics[edit]

Why are Syntactic pivot and Theta role displayed in italics? The formatting seems to have been added with this edit, which offers no edit summary. Cnilep (talk) 00:04, 15 January 2014 (UTC)

@Cnilep: I've removed the italics, because as far as I can tell, the only conceivable reason for them is that the editor thought they were more unusual than the other terms. — Eru·tuon 20:14, 8 March 2015 (UTC)
I just noticed that Alumnum added the italics to "oligosynthesis", because the concept is theoretical, or not actually observed in an existing language. Perhaps I should've looked at the history before removing the italics. Still, not quite sure if italics is the best way to mark this term as purely theoretical. Either removing it from the table, or putting it in parentheses, might be better. Or we might simply leave the description of the term to the article on the term. — Eru·tuon 22:57, 8 March 2015 (UTC)

Isolating?[edit]

Shouldn't it be "analytic"? Isolating is about number of morphemes within a word, not inflection/lack thereof like polysynthetic, agglutinative, and fusional are. Tezero (talk) 15:12, 30 July 2014 (UTC)