Category:Nominal Syntax
Feature:Genitives, Adjectives and Relative Clauses WALS
Name:Adjectives and relative clauses collapsed
Languages (75):
Conlangs (60):
Miapimoquitch
Torain
Terpish
Redspeech
Eridanian
Celíminé
Vilani
Tinzirean
Lhenazi
e-shite
POSS-book
mo-kanei
POSS-man

"the man's book"

Adjectives are expressed as relative clauses with a and stative verbs:

kanei
man
a
REL
tolhritei
tall

"the man that is tall", or "the tall man"

'Yemls
Ryupisasa
Nova
There are stative verbs instead of adjectives. Stative verbs are distinct from other verbs in that they are marked for person/number as usual (though almost always marking the modified noun(s) as patients), but usually don't take tense/aspect/evidentiality suffixes and almost always modify nouns without the relative clause marker /ne/.
Kangir
Toilan
Ngaru
South Eresian
Mîrkšam
Lonmai Luna

Adjectives are in fact stative verbs

Arroe
Himmaswa

Adjectives are stative verbs, and thus there is no differentiation between adjectives and relative clauses.

Simbri
Qitatyattas

relative clause verbs take adjective endings

Mithara
ProConlang
Ancient Yakim Language
Okuna
Old Lonmai luna
Kaujasakka
Old Arassenian
Eranai
Bơlơn
Sunbyaku
Nuim
Cikap
Traup
Salga
Qhirem
Omayna
Mindakri
Ame language
Leom
Kotava
Thulean
EML
Mayato MKII
Lagu
Selade
Etelegbe
Mesak
Kolyma Ainu
Dwarvish
At'ik
Wistanian
Atlam
Kavrinian
Q.T. Lingua Franca
Adjectives are intransitive stative verbs and conjugate like all other weak verbs
Common Minervan
Chlouvanem

Natlangs (15):
Ainu
Amele
Fijian
Gooniyandi
Khoekhoe
Kanuri
Kutenai
Malagasy
Maori
Maricopa
Meithei
Martuthunira
Rapanui
Tagalog
Vietnamese