Datapoint Sango/Order of relative clause and noun

On bracketed relative clauses similar to what has been described for Tok Pisin, see Samarin (2007).

Values

Relative clause follows noun

Example 59-28:
mama ni so adu ape so, lo gwe na ndo ti melenge ti wali so
mama
mother
ni
det
so
dem
a-du
pm-bear
ape
neg
so,
thus
lo
3sg
gwe
go
na
prep
ndo
place
ti
of
melenge
child
ti
of
wali
female
so
thus
The mother (co-wife of biological mother) who hadn't given birth, she went to the village of the girl. OR: The mother who hadn't born a child went to the girl's place.

Source: Samarin 2007

Example 59-29:
lo so lo du ape so atee, ni ke go a ndo meenge ti ni
lo
3sg
so
rel
lo
3sg
du
bore
ape
neg
so
rel
a-tene,
pm-say
ni
1sg.log
ke
cop
go
go
na
prep
ndo
place
ti
of
melenge
child
ti
of
ni
1sg.log
The one who hadn't given birth to a child said, "I'm going to my child's village."
Example 59-30:
lo wara melenge ni so alondo ka na kodro ti lo ni aga ti to ngu
lo
3sg
wara
find
melenge
child
ni
det
so
who
a-londo
pm-arise
ka
there
na
prep
kodoro
village
ti
of
lo
3sg
ni
det
a-ga
pm-come
ti
of
to
draw
ngu
water
He met the girl who had left her village over there and had come to draw water.
Example 59-31:
ye so koli ti ni ake ga na ni, wala akobe so, wala akasa so, koli ti ni ake ga na ni so, tona lo tene, ni to amafuta n na mo mo te, il faut mo te ape
ye so koli ti ni ake ga na ni, wala akobe so, wala akasa so, koli ti ni ake ga na ni so, tongana lo tene, ni to amafuta ni na mo mo te, il faut mo te ape
thing rel husband of 1sg.log sm.cop come prep det or pl.food rel or pl.stews rel husband of 1sg.log sm.cop come prep det rel when 3sg say 1sg.log cook pl.fat det prep 2sg 2sg eat INTERDICTION 2sg eat neg
Whatever my husband should bring, whether different kinds of food, whether different kinds of stews, my husband should bring (something), when he says, "I'll cook different rich dishes for you to eat" you must not eat it.

Source: Samarin 2007

Example 59-32:
gi anyama ni so laa lo ke ro, lo ke te na milieu ni
gi
only
anyama
pl.meat
ni
det
so
rel
laa
foc
lo
3sg
ke
cop
ro,
gather.up
lo
3sg
ke
cop
te
eat
na
prep
<milieu>
middle
ni
det
It was only from the pieces of meat that she (the wife) gathered up that the co-mother ate. OR: The co-mother ate only those pieces of meat that the wife had gathered up.

Source: Samarin 2007

Confidence:
Very certain