Punjabi word order SOV

johnyork

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(subject + object + verb)

ਮੈਨੂੰ ਅਫ਼ਸੋਸ ਹੈ । (Regret/Sorrow is to me.)

Shouldn't this sentence be written as, "ਅਫ਼ਸੋਸ ਮੈਨੂੰ ਹੈ ।".

ਅਫ਼ਸੋਸ/Subj + ਮੈਨੂੰ/Obj + ਹੈ/Verb ।
 

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No it cannot be the other way. Same in Hindi. This is not Sanskrit, where you can place subject, object, as well as verb anywhere.
 

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mainu maf karo ji: me excuse do - normal speech
maf karo ji mainu or mainu to maf karo ji: but just excuse me (what should I call it -inflected?)
 
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