Datapoint Haitian Creole/Subject relative clauses

It is debatable whether ki functions as a complementizer or a relative pronoun (DeGraff 2007 : 110).

Values

Relative pronoun

Example 49-279:
Moun ki pa travay p ap touche.
Moun
people
ki
rel
pa
neg
travay
work
p
neg
ap
inacc
touche.
get.paid
Those who don't work won't get paid.
French: Les gens qui ne travaillent pas ne toucheront pas d’argent.

Source: DeGraff 2007: 110

Example 49-280:
Se Siltana ki toujou bale chanm nan.
Se
hl
Siltana
Siltana
ki
rel
toujou
always
bale
sweep
chanm
room
nan.
def
It is always Sultana who sweeps the room.
French: C'est toujours Sultana qui balaie la chambre.

Source: Dejean 1982: 44

Example 49-211:
M koupe vyann nan ak on kouto ki pa file.
M
1sg
koupe
cut
vyann
meat
nan
def
ak
with
on
indf
kouto
knife
ki
rel
pa
neg
file.
sharpen
I cut the meat with an unsharpened knife.
French: J'ai coupé la viande avec un couteau pas aiguisé.

Source: Dejean 1982: 55

Confidence:
Very certain