introduced by cum, translated after, since, when, or because. In (6), the head, bata 'child', is the owner of the injured finger. The first type is illustrated by exx. The gap inside the relative clause corresponds to the position that the noun acting as the head would have normally taken, had it been in a declarative sentence. A non-restrictive relative clause is a relative clause that is not a restrictive relative clause. However, the relative clause in (7a) looks more like an indirect question, complete with the interrogative complementiser, kung 'if', and a pre-verbally positioned WH-word like saan 'where', as in (7b). The girl [who was been taller than by me] came to visit. In fact, since so-called i-adjectives in Japanese are technically intransitive stative verbs, it can be argued that the structure of the first example (with an adjective) is the same as the others. 1056–7) makes a case for treating "that" as a subordinator instead of a relative pronoun; and the British National Corpus treats "that" as a subordinating conjunction even when it introduces relative clauses. Preview this quiz on Quizizz. A restrictive relative clause is a relative clause that functions as a restrictive modifier. When the pronoun is to act as the direct object of the relative clause, que is generally used, although lequel, which is inflected for grammatical gender and number, is sometimes used in order to give more precision. (‘Oh Libanus! This antecedent noun can even appear within the relative clause. In the nonreduction type, unlike the other three, the shared noun occurs as a full-fledged noun phrase in the embedded clause, which has the form of a full independent clause. If in English a relative pronoun would be the object of a relative clause, in Hawaiian the possessive form is used so as to treat the antecedent as something possessed: the things of me to have seen = "the things that I saw"; Here is theirs to have seen = This is what they saw". These languages have the relative clause completely outside the main clause, and use a correlative structure to link the two. The relative pronoun we use depends on what we are referring to and … Only one chart! magisterlub. That's the man [who I gave the letter to]. Some languages have what are described as "relative pronouns" (in that they agree with some properties of the head noun, such as number and gender) but which do not actually indicate the case role of the shared noun in the embedded clause. A final clause describes the goal or end (Latin: finis) of an action. the list goes on and on. The same happens when the antecedent is an entire clause, also lacking gender. In Latin a relative clause can be causal and the causal nature can be emphasized with quippe, ut, utpote or praesertim. In non-verb-final languages, apart from languages like Thai and Vietnamese with very strong politeness distinctions in their grammars[citation needed], gapped relative clauses tend, however, to be restricted to positions high up in the accessibility hierarchy. ). (5) and (6) below. Chinese has the VO order, with verb preceding object, but otherwise is generally head-final. However many languages do not distinguish the two types of relative clause in this way. Cum can also be a subordinating conjunction introducing a subordinate clause. Here are three examples from Bennett's New Latin Grammar. When the pronoun is left in, she- might more properly be called a relativizer than a relative pronoun. N.B. 2. Direct relative clauses are formed with a relative pronoun (unmarked for case) at the beginning; a gap (in terms of syntactic theory, a trace, indicated by (t) in the examples below) is left in the relative clause at the pronoun's expected position. Adjective (Relative) Clauses. When the Purpose clause has a comparative, ut is often replaced by quo.!! (‘Oh Libanus! Clause 2: Rufilla lives far fom London. Any thought, idea, or event which is expressed in language Clause 1: Rufilla is unhappy. When the head appears to the right of or internally to the relative clause, the complementiser appears to the left of the head. and gen.). The girl [who was liked by me] came to visit. The first person [I can't run faster than] will win a million dollars. The girl [who I with-watched a movie] came to visit. Here are some examples of the NP and relative clause usage from English: Languages that cannot relativize directly on noun phrases low in the accessibility hierarchy can sometimes use alternative voices to "raise" the relevant noun phrase so that it can be relativized. Like with other "ut" clauses, this word is the connector between the result clause and the rest of the sentence. Classical Arabic, for example, only allows gapping in the subject and sometimes the direct object; beyond that, a resumptive pronoun must be used. "food", or "those who eat".[28]. For example: In speaking it is natural to make slight pauses around non-restrictive clauses, and in English this is shown in writing by commas (as in the examples). [Remember: a CLAUSE is many words!] The girl [whose father I know] came to visit. Instead, the relative clause itself takes the place of an argument in the matrix clause. Final relative clauses or the Relative Clause of Purpose. Turkish and Japanese are prototypical languages of this sort. For more information on the forms of Latin relative pronouns, see the section on relative pronouns in the article on Latin declension. In the examples in (1a), and in (3) to (6), the relative clauses are simple declaratives that contain a gap. Some languages have no allowed strategies at all past a certain point—e.g. (An, Use of an indeclinable particle (specifically, a, Directly inserting the embedded clause in the matrix clause at the appropriate position, with no word used to join them. Save. (, "[Which man I saw yesterday], that man went home". Translate the core sentence: Magister puerum { qui te amat } videt. A relative clause of purpose entails the simple substitution of qui, quae, quod for ut in purpose clauses. It is sometimes called an “adjective clause” because it functions like an adjective—it gives more information about a noun. Because they are free of antecedents, such clauses are sometimes called independent or free relative clauses. In the latter example, both are still feminine and plural, and urbēs is still in the nominative case, but quae has been replaced by quās, its accusative-case counterpart, to reflect its role as the direct object of vīdī. What kind of clause is a relative clause? The relative clause construction includes a main or independent clause modified by its dependent of subordinate clause. In these languages, relative clauses with shared nouns serving "disallowed" roles can be expressed by passivizing the embedded sentence, thereby moving the noun in the embedded sentence into the subject position. (If it is suppressed, then the special preposition et, used to mark the direct object, is suppressed as well.) Some languages use relative clauses of this type with the normal strategy of embedding the relative clause next to the head noun. A defining relative clause usually comes immediately after the noun it describes. Mittitur L. Dēcidius Saxa quī locī nātūram perspiciat. In (5), the head is found in some position inside the relative clause. The antecedent is expressed or implied in the main clause. Generally, languages such as this "conspire" to implement general relativization by allowing passivization from all positions — hence a sentence equivalent to "The man who is run slower than by me" is grammatical. Cum can also be a subordinating conjunction introducing a subordinate clause. Subjunctive is the way to go. [18] This word is used together with a resumptive pronoun, i.e. The first is similar to that of English or Latin: the modified noun is followed by a relativizer that inflects for its embedded case and may take a postposition. CLC Stage 15 Relative Review DRAFT. Cum Clauses Cum as a preposition regularly is followed by the ablative case. The girl [who I gave a rose] came to visit. [20] The most frequently used relative pronoun is koji. F. Indirect Reflexives. The girl [whom I gave a rose to] came to visit. They are introduced by a relative pronoun like 'that', 'which', 'who', 'whose', 'where' and 'when'. 3. 3) Surprise! Traditional grammars treat "that" as a relative pronoun, but not all contemporary grammars do: e.g. The more common one is based on the definite article der, die, das, but with distinctive forms in the genitive (dessen, deren) and in the dative plural (denen). "the man who saw me", "the man whom I saw"), while an indirect relative clause is used where the relativized element is a genitival (e.g. In many languages, however, especially rigidly left-branching, dependent-marking languages with prenominal relative clauses,[11] there are major restrictions on the role the antecedent may have in the relative clause. I gave a rose to the girl [that Kate saw]. In Persian and Classical Arabic, for example, resumptive pronouns are required when the embedded role is other than the subject or direct object, and optional in the case of the direct object. Alternatively, particularly in formal registers, participles (both active and passive) can be used to embed relative clauses in adjectival phrases: Unlike English, which only permits relatively small participle phrases in adjectival positions (typically just the participle and adverbs), and disallows the use of direct objects for active participles, German sentences of this sort can embed clauses of arbitrary complexity. That is, non-restrictive clauses are to be set off with commas, while restrictive clauses are not: Nonetheless, many, perhaps most, speakers of Modern Hebrew still use the pre-1994 rules, which were based on the German rules (described above). "the man to whom I gave the book"). For example, a language that can relativize only subjects could say this: These languages might form an equivalent sentence by passivization: These passivized sentences get progressively more ungrammatical in English as they move down the accessibility hierarchy; the last two, in particular, are so ungrammatical as to be almost unparsable by English speakers. In other words, its subordinate to the main clause of the sentence. Gapping is often used in conjunction with case-marked relative pronouns (since the relative pronoun indicates the case role in the embedded clause), but this is not necessary (e.g. The expression on which the subordinate clause is grammatically dependent is called the antecedent, and there is an anaphoric relation between the relativized element in the relative clause and antecedent on which it depends.[1]. A relative clause would be translated as "he related to me that which had happened." Chinese and Japanese both using gapping in conjunction with an indeclinable complementizer). The second, which is more literary and used for emphasis, is the relative use of welcher, welche, welches, comparable with English which. The girl [who was given a rose by me] came to visit. (Tagalog can have more than one passive voice form for any given verb.). In (4), the head, lalaki 'man', is found after or to the right of the relative clause, nagbigay ng bigas sa bata 'gave rice to the child'. [17] The following sentences are the Latin examples translated to Serbo-Croatian (the same sentences apply to the Croatian, Serbian, Bosnian, and Montenegrin standard variants of the pluricentric language): In the first sentence, koji is in the nominative, and in the second koje is in the accusative. puerum. The most common relative pronouns are who, whom, whose, which, that. What kind of clause is a relative clause? Dialects of some European languages, such as Italian, do use the nonreduction type in forms that could be glossed in English as "The man just passed us by, he introduced me to the chancellor here.". (An alternative analysis is that the free relative clause has zero as its antecedent.). 1. Is there a preference to use a causal relative clause rather than a causal clause in classical Latin? Instead, quoi, which usually means "what", is used. Preview this quiz on Quizizz. Any thought, idea, or event which is expressed in language Clause 1: Rufilla is unhappy. 5 months ago. Similar hierarchies have been proposed in other circumstances, e.g. This is called the attributive participle. The preposition always appears before the pronoun, and the prepositions de and à (at/to) contract with lequel to form duquel and auquel, or with lesquel(le)s to form desquel(le)s and auxquel(le)s. Aside from their highly inflected forms, German relative pronouns are less complicated than English. The girl [who was known the father of by me] came to visit. Examples of relative pronouns and clauses: A relative clause is a subordinate clause that contains the element whose interpretation is provided by an expression on which the subordinate clause is grammatically dependent. Which clause is the relative clause? The phrases in (2) are ungrammatical because the nouns that have been relativised are not the subjects of their respective relative clauses. Relative clauses in Hawaiian[25] are avoided unless they are short. In English, as in some other languages (such as French; see below), non-restrictive relative clauses are set off with commas, but restrictive ones are not: The status of "that" as a relative pronoun is not universally agreed. Information that in English would be encoded with relative clauses could be represented with complex participles in Ancient Greek. Further, because Hebrew does not generally use its word for is, she- is used to distinguish adjective phrases used in epithet from adjective phrases used in attribution: (This use of she- does not occur with simple adjectives, as Hebrew has a different way of making that distinction. SIL Glossary of linguistic terms - What is a relative clause? E. Relative Clauss of Purpose and Purpose Clauses Introduced by Adverbs. It is generally indicated by a relative pronoun at the start of the clause, although sometimes simply by word order. Final relative clauses or the Relative Clause of Purpose. The system of relative pronouns in French is as complicated as, but similar in many ways to, the system in English. In meaning, the two are interchangeable; they are used regardless of whether the clause is modifying a human, regardless of their grammatical case in the relative clause, and regardless of whether the clause is restrictive. Contrary to English, the relative pronoun can never be omitted in French, not even when the relative clause is embedded in another relative clause. [22] The cause lies in the necessity to disambiguate the subject and the object by morphological means. Not all languages fit so easily into these categories. Key Latin words to look for are tantum, tot, adeo, ita, talis, and other similar words. For example, in the English sentence "I like what I see", the clause what I see is a free relative clause, because it has no antecedent, but itself serves as the object of the verb like in the main clause. Such relative clauses may be internally headed. In Colloquial Arabic the multiple forms of the relative pronoun have been levelled in favour of a single form, a simple conjunction, which in most dialects is illi, and is never omitted. John knows the girl [I wrote a letter to]. UNIT FIFTEEN. 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