Example 29-1

omdat Jan die water weggooi
omdat
because
Jan
John
die
def.art
water
water
weg-gooi
away-throws
because John throws away the water

Comment:
This holds of subordinate clauses, whether the predicate is monoverbal (simplex) or complex. In main clauses with complex predicates, the non-finite main verb follows the object, i.e. we have SOV order, while the finite auxiliary immediately follows (S AUX O V) or precedes (AUX S O V) the subject. Non-finite auxiliaries always follow S O both in main clauses and in subordinate clauses. Note that in colloquial Afrikaans, main clause word order may be applied in subordinate clauses.
Type:
naturalistic written
Source:
Own knowledge