Wednesday, 6 October 2010

Relative clitic

The equivalent of a relative clause is dealt in Kareyku with a Relative clitic. The clitic is attached as a normal suffix at the end of the noun and the declension if any. The clitic is -ja and such examples exist as:
vineru-ja       kevire       qappa-ta-l     pile
person-REL    never       eat-4T-EVD     fish
"A person who is known to never eat fish"
The clitic is highly productive and somewhat related to the topic marker, -ejen.
Karey-ja            tan-ey-ta          poko-lyo
Kareyku-REL     speak-IMP-4T    house-LOC
"The Kareyku spoken at home" or "The Kareyku as spoken at home"

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