Blog Post · Relative clause overhaul

Relative clause overhaul ^

Posted On Saturday 19 January 2013 by Murray Colpman (Muzer)


We've been discussing this for a while but only just got down to putting it properly formally today.

We have overhauled the relative clause system. Rela and relo are joined by two new prefixes, rila and rilo, which have finally been added to the fixionary DB.

Basically, we've always had the issue with timlan, as to whether:

taropeht relaiqeht luc hat~s eiOpen TCP Editor

...means "I like pasta (which is lush)", or "I like lush pasta". Now, this issue is solved!

taropeht relaiqeht luc hat~s eiOpen TCP Editor means "I like pasta (which is lush)", and...

taropeht rilaiqeht luc hat~s eiOpen TCP Editor

...means "I like lush pasta".

Rila/rilo are used when the relative clause is part of what determines the noun in that context. If removing the relative clause would completely change the meaning of the main clause, then this is probably the case and rila/rilo should be used. In other cases, rela/relo should be used. Note that if you're using tif, which is used for determiners (don't get these confused with determining relative clauses!), it only makes sense to use rila/rilo.

Supplements are now all defined as expanding to rila/rilo, to make supplements non-optional.