Pronunciation: (ō'vē'), [key] Ling.
a type of language that has direct objects preceding the verb and that tends to have typological traits such as postpositions, suffixes, noun modifiers preceding nouns, adverbs preceding verbs, and auxiliary verbs following main verbs. Cf. VO language.
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