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The genitival possessive construction

The genitival possessive construction may be turned into a free relative clause functioning as an adverbial clause.


An example of a genitival possessive construction involving a free relative is provided below:

Example 1

Waans as er ek neimakke, hy krige gjin foldwaande
whose if he also imitated he got no sufficient
Regardless of whose he imitated, he did not get a sufficient mark

The free relative clause functions as an adverbial clause. Note that there has been elision of the noun following the relative possessive pronoun. The content of the noun can be recovered from the discourse context.