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Relative Clauses and suffixes



>From: Randall Holmes <holmes@diamond.idbsu.edu>
>Date:    Tue, 29 Jun 93 18:40:17 -0600
>Content-Length: 222


>If a noun is followed by a relative clause, does a type 5 suffix
>then attach to the main noun or to the end of the clause?

>Is it 

>ghaH vIqIpboghvaD 

>or 

>ghaHvaD  vIqIpbogh

>for

>for the sake of he/she/it that I hit? 

"-vaD" is a noun-suffix.  "qIp" is a verb, even when it's got "-bogh"
attached to it.  So the "-vaD" has to attach to the noun (puqvaD vIqIpbogh,
for the child whom I hit).

~mark



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