anu as relative clause marker

John U. Wolff juw1 at
Sat Mar 4 17:01:38 UTC 2000

Dear Folks,
I haven't seen any answer to A. Clyne's question. Hopefully I am not
repeating something others have written.  In any case, Pamona of
Sulteng in Indonesia (Bare'e) has anu as a relativizer (i.e., "the
one who" equivalent to "yang" in Malay in cleft sentences). Here is
an example which David Mead quotes from Adriani:

	Kami	anu	mang-keni.
	We are the ones who brought it, we are the bringers.
(Adriani 1931:459)

The reference is to Adriani's Spraakkunst der Bare'etaal.

Best wishes. John Wolff

John U. Wolff
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