Example 59-28

mama ni so adu ape so, lo gwe na ndo ti melenge ti wali so
mama
mother
ni
det
so
dem
a-du
pm-bear
ape
neg
so,
thus
lo
3sg
gwe
go
na
prep
ndo
place
ti
of
melenge
child
ti
of
wali
female
so
thus
The mother (co-wife of biological mother) who hadn't given birth, she went to the village of the girl. OR: The mother who hadn't born a child went to the girl's place.

Comment:
The relative clause here may be an example of a bracketed (circumposed) clause with so ... so. Although the clause-final so is translated 'thus', in the second clause it might be the demonstrative, meaning 'this girl', perhaps even 'this place where the girl lived'. This final so might even be an example of the kind of stylistic repetition that characterizes the speech of some urban speakers.
Type:
naturalistic spoken
Source:
Samarin 2007