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In matrix clauses of effect (or consequence), with a clause of cause om't because

UCV2s may be found as the semantic complement to the adverb of cause omdat because. The UCV2 itself expresses the cause, and the main clause expresses the consequence or the effect.


If a UCV2 is introduced by the causal complementiser omdat because, the main clause is automatically interpreted as the effect. Two examples are given below:

Example 1

a. Hy koe dy hjoed net helpe omdat hy wie sa siik
he could you today not helpe for he was so ill
He could not help you today because he was so ill
b. Hy koe net komme omdat hy moast Teake helpe
he could not come because he must Teake help
He could not come because he had to help Teake

The cause-effect relation is made explicit by the causal complementiser.