Datapoint Sri Lanka Portuguese/Order of relative clause and noun

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Relative clause precedes noun

Example 41-1:
tɔɔna voos isti ravkiin kikustumaa jeentispa uŋ gɔɔta bata laraa; uŋ gɔɔta regulaadu kustumaa falaatu
tɔɔna
afterwards
voos
2sg
isti
this
[ravkiin
[violin
ki-kustumaa]
hab-practice]
jeentis-pa
people-acc
a
gɔɔta
little
bataa
hit
laraa;
pfv
a
gɔɔta
little
regulaadu
regularly
kustumaa
practice
falaatu
quot
Then shake up these people who are practicing violin a little, telling them to practice regularly.

Source: Smith's 1974-5 field notes: 5427

Example 41-18:
senaa nosantu teem meshiin kera see, botuspa poy venda
senaa
or
nosa-ntu
1pl.gen-loc
teem
prs.be
meshiin
machine
kera
want
see,
cond
botus-pa
2.hon-dat
pooy
habil
venda
sell
Or else, if you want the machine that we have (lit. that is with us), we can sell it to you (lit. Or else, if you want the machine that is with us, we can sell it to you).

Source: Smith's 1974-5 field notes: 5299

Confidence:
Very certain