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I can give you a grammatical characterization of Tibetan so then you can compare its features with the other two languages and progress your research about typology. Tibetan is a particular language with some relatively weird grammatical elements. Its lexical dimension: As in Chinese and Burmese the basic words are mostly monosyllables and the creation of ...


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In many languages, for example Bengali, the word comparable to if is optional and frequently absent, whereas the word marking the apodosis (usually with a similar function to then) is mandatory, exactly the opposite way round to English. Of course, it's dubious whether then has an inherent connection with conditionals in English.


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As for the order of things: "In conditional statements, the conditional clause precedes the conclusion as the normal order in all languages. (...) (Greenberg 1963: 84, #14) (https://typo.uni-konstanz.de/raraneu/universals-archive/501/) As for the question if there are words for "if", "then" and "else" in all languages: No ...


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