Datapoint Bislama/Object relative clauses

Values

Relative particle and gap Frequency: 90.0%

Example 23-146:
oli sanem toktok we mi no wantem
oli
agr
sanem
send
tok~tok
talk~talk
we
comp
mi
1sg
no
neg
wantem
want
They sent word that I was unhappy about. (lit: They sent word that I did not want [to hear].)

Source: Meyerhoff 1994-1995 field recordings

Example 23-147:
i gat ol pleple we ol waetman oli lanem
i
agr
gat
have
ol
pl
pleple
game
we
comp
ol
pl
waetman
white.man
oli
agr
lanem
learn
There are games that white people taught [us].

Source: Meyerhoff 1994-1995 field recordings

Confidence:
Very certain

Relative particle and resumptive pronoun Frequency: 10.0%

Example 23-148:
Hemia nao wan eksampol long ol komplen we ambudjman i no save lukluk long hem.
hemia
3sg.def
nao
now
wan
one
eksampol
example
long
of
ol
pl
komplen
complaint
we
comp
ambudjman
ombudsman
i
agr
no
neg
save
can
luk~luk
look~look
long
at
hem
3sg
This is one example of the [kind of] complaints that the Ombudsman can't investigate.
Confidence:
Very certain