Does Hieroglyphics internal DP ordering conforms to Greenberg's Universal 20?

asked 2016-05-05 18:51:13 -0500

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I am studying two VSO languages to determine if they conform to Greenberg's Universal 20; When any or all of the items --demonstrative, numeral, and descriptive adjective precede the noun, they are always found in that order. If they follow, the order is either the same, or it's exact opposite. Hieroglyphics is interesting because it is read either right to left, or left to right. According to Gardiner the copula, is,are, was etc. is left unexpressed, (Middle/Old Kingdom) yet verbal sentences have a Verb Subject Object word order. Can anybody help me with this?

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