# Word order universals

This is a table from Youtuber Artefexian's video on word order titled "WORD ORDER | This Video Enjoyed You". I really didn't like some of the formatting in the Google Sheets table, so I made this.

#### Notes:

- Prep N languages have prepositions; these languages tend to have Verb-object (VO) word order
- N Posp languages have postposions; these languages tend to have object-verb (OV) word order
- Each row is a seperate language

A | Prep N"of goat" |
N Dem"goat this" |
N Num"goat one" |
N Possgoat my |
N Adj"goat big" |
N Gen"bell of goat" |
N Rel"goat, who rings bell" |

B | Prep N"of goat" |
Dem N"this goat" |
N Num"goat one" |
N Possgoat my |
N Adj"goat big" |
N Gen"bell of goat" |
N Rel"goat, who rings bell" |

C | Prep N"of goat" |
N Dem"goat this" |
Num N"one goat" |
N Possgoat my |
N Adj"goat big" |
N Gen"bell of goat" |
N Rel"goat, who rings bell" |

D | Prep N"of goat" |
N Dem"goat this" |
N Num"goat one" |
Poss N"my goat" |
N Adj"goat big" |
N Gen"bell of goat" |
N Rel"goat, who rings bell" |

E | Prep N"of goat" |
N Dem"goat this" |
Num N"one goat" |
Poss N"my goat" |
N Adj"goat big" |
N Gen"bell of goat" |
N Rel"goat, who rings bell" |

F | Prep N"of goat" |
Dem N"this goat" |
N Num"goat one" |
Poss N"my goat" |
N Adj"goat big" |
N Gen"bell of goat" |
N Rel"goat, who rings bell" |

G | Prep N"of goat" |
Dem N"this goat" |
Num N"one goat" |
N Possgoat my |
N Adj"goat big" |
N Gen"bell of goat" |
N Rel"goat, who rings bell" |

H | Prep N"of goat" |
Dem N"this goat" |
Num N"one goat" |
Poss N"my goat" |
N Adj"goat big" |
N Gen"bell of goat" |
N Rel"goat, who rings bell" |

I | Prep N"of goat" |
Dem N"this goat" |
Num N"one goat" |
Poss N"my goat" |
Adj N"big goat" |
N Gen"bell of goat" |
N Rel"goat, who rings bell" |

J | Prep N"of goat" |
Dem N"this goat" |
Num N"one goat" |
Poss N"my goat" |
Adj N"big goat" |
Gen N"goat's bell" |
N Rel"goat, who rings bell" |

K | Prep N"of goat" |
Dem N"this goat" |
Num N"one goat" |
Poss N"my goat" |
Adj N"big goat" |
Gen N"goat's bell" |
Rel N"who rings bell, goat" |

L | N Posp"goat of" |
Dem N"this goat" |
Num N"one goat" |
Poss N"my goat" |
Adj N"big goat" |
Gen N"goat's bell" |
Rel N"who rings bell, goat" |

M | N Posp"goat of" |
Dem N"this goat" |
Num N"one goat" |
Poss N"my goat" |
N Adj"goat big" |
Gen N"goat's bell" |
Rel N"who rings bell, goat" |

N | N Posp"goat of" |
Dem N"this goat" |
Num N"one goat" |
Poss N"my goat" |
Adj N"big goat" |
Gen N"goat's bell" |
N Rel"goat, who rings bell" |

O | N Posp"goat of" |
Dem N"this goat" |
Num N"one goat" |
Poss N"my goat" |
N Adj"goat big" |
Gen N"goat's bell" |
N Rel"goat, who rings bell" |

P | N Posp"goat of" |
N Dem"goat this" |
Num N"one goat" |
Poss N"my goat" |
N Adj"goat big" |
Gen N"goat's bell" |
N Rel"goat, who rings bell" |

Q | N Posp"goat of" |
Dem N"this goat" |
N Num"goat one" |
Poss N"my goat" |
N Adj"goat big" |
Gen N"goat's bell" |
N Rel"goat, who rings bell" |

R | N Posp"goat of" |
Dem N"this goat" |
Num N"one goat" |
N Possgoat my |
N Adj"goat big" |
Gen N"goat's bell" |
N Rel"goat, who rings bell" |

S | N Posp"goat of" |
Dem N"this goat" |
N Num"goat one" |
N Possgoat my |
N Adj"goat big" |
Gen N"goat's bell" |
N Rel"goat, who rings bell" |

T | N Posp"goat of" |
N Dem"goat this" |
Num N"one goat" |
N Possgoat my |
N Adj"goat big" |
Gen N"goat's bell" |
N Rel"goat, who rings bell" |

U | N Posp"goat of" |
N Dem"goat this" |
N Num"goat one" |
Poss N"my goat" |
N Adj"goat big" |
Gen N"goat's bell" |
N Rel"goat, who rings bell" |

V | N Posp"goat of" |
N Dem"goat this" |
N Num"goat one" |
N Possgoat my |
N Adj"goat big" |
Gen N"goat's bell" |
N Rel"goat, who rings bell" |

W | N Posp"goat of" |
N Dem"goat this" |
N Num"goat one" |
N Possgoat my |
N Adj"goat big" |
N Gen"bell of goat" |
N Rel"goat, who rings bell" |

This is a diagram made by Reddit user blakethegecko. It shows which transformations are possible.