Relative Clauses

Relative clauses can be formed as in English, without any subordinators or conjunctions.

  • gona ai don fis op ste klir "{the warrior I healed} is safe"
  • gona ai don led op ge fis op "{the warrior I wounded} is healed"
  • ai na gon raun kom gona ai don fis op "I will fight with {the warrior I healed}"

Relative clauses can also be formed using bilaik, which has no direct counterpart in English. It can introduce "that"/"who"/"which" clauses and hypothetical or conditional clauses.

  • gona bilaik don fis ai op ste klir "the warrior {who cured me} is safe"
  • gona bilaik ai don fis op ste klir "the warrior {whom I cured} is safe"
  • ai don tel em op bilaik oso ste klir "I told him {[that] we are safe}"
  • oso souda lok emo op fou bilaik emo hon emo sobwe op "we must locate them before they find the tunnels"