Datapoint Chinese Pidgin Russian/Geographic variation: morphosyntax

The Kyahta variant differed from other attested variants in some respects: it obtained a prepositive marker za, that was not attested in other variants; certain verbs ended in -xu or -sha: kushaxu 'to eat', zənasha 'to know' (see materials of Cherepanov 1853).
J. Nichols considered the consistent SOV word order and the consequent preference for postverbal auxiliaries as typical only for the Ussury region, while "the pidgin of the Harbin Russian community used SVO order and preverbal auxiliaries for the most part".