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Creative ways to form relative clauses?

From:Daniel Bowman <danny.c.bowman@...>
Date:Saturday, December 20, 2008, 13:49
Hello fellow conlangers,

I've been a lurker on the forums for some time, but I thought I'd break my
silence with a question that's been vexing me for some time:  How should my
conlang form relative clauses?

Currently, my conlang follows the English model, and thus the relative
clause structure of the sentence  "I hate the man who hit me yesterday"
would be quite similar in my conlang.  I'd rather do it some other way since
the rest of my grammar is decidedly non-English.

How do your conlangs handle this type of construction?  Any creative (read:
non English and romance language) ways to handle this?

And lastly, some background on my conlang.  It's called Angosey and I've
been working on it for about 10 years now.  It's not meant to be
particularly naturalistic.  It has a Verb-Subject-Object order but with
postpositions where English would have prepositions.  Word order is very

Thanks a lot!


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