Value Relative clause follows noun

Language:
Bislama
Parameter:
Order of relative clause and noun
References
Crowley 2004 ; Meyerhoff 1998; Meyerhoff 1994-1995 field recordings

Examples

  1. from hem i wan pikinini we hem i no save hangri
    from
    because
    hem
    3sg
    i
    agr
    wan
    indf.art
    pikinini
    child
    we
    rel
    hem
    3sg
    i
    agr
    no
    neg
    save
    hab
    hangri
    hungry
    because he's a child who doesn't feel hungry [but then gets headaches if he hasn't eaten]

    See Meyerhoff 1994-1995 field recordings

  2. woman we hem i aot finis, hem i pem buk ia
    woman
    woman
    we
    rel
    hem
    3sg
    i
    agr
    aot
    out
    finis,
    compl
    hem
    3sg
    i
    agr
    pem
    buy
    buk
    book
    ia
    def
    The woman who left already, she bought that book.