Datapoint Cameroon Pidgin English/Subject relative clauses

Values

Relative particle and resumptive pronoun Frequency: 70.0%

Example 18-140:
'man 'we i di 'pas fo 'rot
man
man
we
rel
i
3sg.sbj
di
ipfv
pas
pass
fo
for
rod
road
the man who crosses/is crossing the road

Source: de Féral 1989: 148

Example 18-141:
'man 'we dem di 'pas fo rot
man
man
we
rel
dem
3pl.sbj
di
ipfv
pas
pass
fo
for
rod
road
the men who cross/are crossing the road

Source: de Féral 1989: 148

Confidence:
Very certain

Relative particle and gap Frequency: 30.0%

Example 18-142:
man wei bohn i biabia
man
man
we
rel
bon
burn
i
3sg.poss
biabia
beard
a man who burnt his beard

Source: Todd 1991: 26

Confidence:
Certain