Re: Relative clauses
|From:||Keith Gaughan <kmgaughan@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, June 28, 2006, 3:53|
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> I do not want Senjecas to have relative pronouns, adjectives, etc. I
> understand that a relative construction can be signaled by a form of
> the verb such as participles or by the use of a different mood.
> However, if only the form of the verb signals the relative
> construction, how does one differentiate between, e.g., "I know when
> you are going" and "I know where you are going"? Is _context_ the
> only answer?
Let's rephrase your examples. You could have given "I know the time
that you are going at" and "I know the place that you are going to".
You can even drop "that", because it's redundant.
In Térnaru, relative clauses can't be directly expressed. Instead, they
need to be transformed into an NP of some kind. A phrase like "The man
who John sees" would become "The man of seeing of/by John". Similarly,
the two sentences you gave would become something like "I know the time
of going of/by you" and "I know the place of going of/by you".
Keith Gaughan | http://talideon.com/
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