The Yeh Language

Language Typology

Syntactic Typology

Word Order

Basic word order is VSO (verb, subject, object).

Modifier Order

Modifier order is: DnAN (demonstrative, noun, adjective, numeral).

Morphological Typology

Degree of Synthesis & Fusion

Mostly analytic, with some inflection. When synthesis occurs, it is predominantly agglutinative.


Active / stative - fluid s type, where an agentive marker is always applied to the agent of a transitive sentence, and conditionally on the sole argument of an intransitive verb, where the presence of an agentive marker indicates volition.

Head Directionality

Mostly head initial.

Locus of Marking

Mostly head marking

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