Datapoint Berbice Dutch/Instrument relative clauses

The preposition mɛtɛ 'with' allows both preposition-stranding and pied-piping in interrogative wh-movement, but only stranding in relativization.

Values

Relative particle and gap with preposition stranding Frequency: 70.0%

Example 28-154:
[...] an dɛn kriki wat en mja bedi mɛt
[...]
[...]
an
and
dɛn
then
kriki
get
wati
rel
eni
3pl
mja
make
bedi
bed
mɛtɛ
with
[...] and then (they) get what they make beds with.

Source: Kouwenberg 1994a: 196

Confidence:
Very certain

Relative particle and resumptive pronoun Frequency: 30.0%

Example 28-155:
[...] fi kap di sem itriti wat ju kiki ɛ das kori mɛto
[...]
[...]
fi
for
kap
cut
di
the
sem
same
itriti
itriti
wati
rel
ju
2sg
kiki
see
ɛkɛ
1sg
das
hab
kori
work
mɛtɛ
with
o
3sg
[...] to cut the same 'itriti' that you see me working with.

Source: Kouwenberg 1994a: 375

Confidence:
Uncertain