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VO language

noun, Linguistics.
1.
a type of language that has direct objects following the verb and that tends to have typological traits such as prepositions, prefixes, noun modifiers following nouns, adverbs following verbs, and auxiliary verbs preceding the main verb.
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Origin of VO language
(v)erb-o(bject)
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