hat are often coded in special ways using semantic case, case affix or an adposition instead of the grammatical case marking that is used in marking core arguments (Dryer et al. 123). While oblique objects are rarely the target of syntactic rules such as strategies on relativization, languages of the world use different strategies in relativizing the obliques.
Apparently, French uses the relative pronoun strategy in relativization of the obliques. Different suprasegmental and morphosyntactic are used to ensure that the head noun functions as a noun while still playing some role in relativization. Moreover, the relative clause connects the pronoun or noun to the main phrase or clause. Example;
A subject compliment is simply described as the pronoun, noun or adjective that trails the linking verb (Dryer et al. 124). The syntax of want keeps changing and the notional subject of its complement predication may be left implicit when coreferential wityh the wanter or expressed overtly in the complement phrase using pronominal elements.
Evidently, as the complement subject is left implicit, special verb verbs including infinitives in articulating the verb ‘want’ into the construction. This is often the case in world languages with morphology.
A purpose clause is basically a subordinate clause that investigates ‘for what purpose’ or ‘why’ the main clause verb was done (Dryer et al. 125). Noteworthy, a purpose construction encodes a relation between events such that the linked event, often coded by the main clause, is performed with the intention of realizing the other, which is often coded by the purpose clause. Purpose clauses constructions are commonly classified as either balanced or deranked.
‘When’ clauses are not defined in morphosyntactic terms but are rather defined in functional terms. According to Dryer et al., “A ‘when’ construction is regarded as one encoding a temporal relation between two events, such that there is a temporal overlap