This lesson illustrates how the relative clause is used to express what in English would be a noun clause of the verb.
Example: I don't know __
Grammatical Construction: (Simple) Complex Sentence
A complex sentence is made up of 2 clauses, the one dependent upon the other. So in Nuer there are varying degrees of complexity. We shall begin with a simple type of complex sentence. The relative pronouns are the connectives. The main verb declares something and the dependent clause explains what it is:
There is no specific word in Nuer representing the English relative prons "who", "where", "why", "when" etc, but [mi] is basic to them all. The various ideas are expressed by nouns plus the relative.
The following are examples:
WHO -- ram mi : nɛy ti
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