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On Saturday 26 Nov 2005 20:50, Carsten Becker wrote:
> On Thu, 24 Nov 2005, 02:02 CET, Rik Roots wrote:
>  > Before I rejigged the system relative clauses would have
>  > relative conjunctions
>  > at the beginning and the end, and could be embedded
>  > anywhere within the main
>  > clause - but it was clumsy and cumbersome. The system
>  > still needs a little
>  > bit of tweaking I think, but I'm in no hurry.
>
> I can do that too in Ayeri. If the relative pronoun does not
> follow directly the argument it relativizes (word?) on, the
> case ending of the argument it refers to is added: sang,
> saris, sireng, silei, sena, siyam, ... I don't undestand
> what this has to do with Switch Reference systems, e.g. as
> described in Describing Morphosyntax (pp. 322-325).
>
Oh I wouldn't call the Gevey system "switch referencing", but rather something 
inspired by the idea of switch referencing - which I've never been able to 
fully understand in any case.

> Carsten
>
Rik