Datapoint Michif/Order of relative clause and noun

Relative clauses with a French relativizer ki (< que) are rare, and are always followed by a French verb.
Cree verbs come in two forms: independent (mostly main clauses) and conjunct forms (mostly embedded clauses and sentences with focused constituents). Conjunct forms with the complementizer prefix kaa- can be considered relative clauses.

Values

Relative clause follows noun Frequency: 53.8%

Example 75-30:

Kahkiyaw kaanihtaweehtaman kamiyitin.
Kahkiyaw
all
kaa-nihtaweehtam-an
rel-need.inan-2sg
ka-miy-iti-n.
2sg.fut-give-inv-1sg
Everything that you need, I will give you.

Source: Fleury 2007

Example 75-32:

Kiiushpeeham taanshi eeiteestahk uma li tretii ki vyaen.
Kii-ushpee-h-am
pst-write-caus-3.inan.obj
taanshi
how
ee-iteest-ahk
comp-think.inan-3sg.sbj.anim.3.obj.inan
uma
dem.3sg.inan
li
def.art.m
tretii
treaty
ki
rel
vyaen.
come
He wrote an essay on this coming treaty (lit. He wrote how he thinks about this coming treaty).

Source: Laverdure & Allard 1983: 87

Example 75-33:

Gishkeeyimaaw enn fiy ki li paraliizii.
Gishkeeyim-aaw
1sg.know.anim-3sg.obj
enn
indf.art.f
fiy
girl
ki
rel
li
cop
paraliizii.
paralyzed
I know a girl who has infantile paralysis.

Source: Laverdure & Allard 1983: 145

Confidence:
Very certain

Relative clause precedes noun Frequency: 23.1%

Example 75-31:

lii groo pale kaaayaachik wishtawaw
lii
art.pl
groo
big
pale
palace
kaa-ayaa-chik
rel-have-conj.3pl
wishtawaw
3pl.also
those who have big palaces

Source: Fleury 2007

Confidence:
Certain

Adjoined relative clause Frequency: 23.1%

Example 75-34:

enn pitael pur anikik kaaya kwayesh kaayaachik daa leu tet
enn
indf.art.f.sg
pitael
hospital
pur
for
anikik
dem.pl
kaaya
neg
kwayesh
right
kaa-ayaa-chik
rel-be-3pl
daa
loc
leu
3pl.poss
tet
head
a hospital for those who are not right in the head (i.e. an asylum)

Source: Laverdure & Allard 1983: 28

Confidence:
Certain