Korean, as we know, is nearly always a verb final language. However, one exception to this strong tendency I have observed is the reading of (at least some) mathematical operators.
For example, 1 + 1 might be read as "1 플라스 1".
It makes sense to do this because Korean is read left to right typically, like languages using the Latin alphabet.
A couple things I am wondering:
- Does usage like the example I provided (1 + 1) match other people's experience? Or am I just listening to especially Western influenced Korean? Is this the "proper" way to read this expression?
- Are there any other examples of borrowed "verbs" taking syntax from another language in Korean? (i.e. the word ordering borrowed from either English, or mathematical notation generally here)
There is a another question with some good information about how to read the names of much mathematical terminology, but this post did not contain too many syntactic details.