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As clause of place
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Free relative clauses may be used as clauses of place.

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The free relative pronoun of place is dêr'twhere. It is homophonous with the locative topic pronoun, to which the subordinating complementiser has been suffixed. An example is provided below:

Example 1

Dat is dêr't ik wenje wol
that is where I live want
That is where I want to live

It is currently being ousted by wêr'twhere, probably under Dutch influence. The latter is homophonous with the question word. An example is provided below:

Example 2

Dat is wêr't ik wenje wol
that is where I live want
That is where I want to live

The question word has been more successful in ousting the topic pronoun in its relative function in free relatives than in relatives with an antecedent. This may reflect the fact that questions are more similar to free relatives than to relatives with an antecedent. This may make language change predictable to some extent.

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