InitRzerPro: Relative clauses are marked by the use of an obligatory clause-initial relative pronoun.
RzerSuff: Relative clauses are marked by the use of a relativizing suffix that attaches directly or indirectly to the root of the verb stem.
(1) a folyó túlpart-já-n lak-ó ember nagyon jó vadász.
the river opposite_bank-3sg-sup live-prs.ptc man very good hunter
‘The man living on the opposite bank of the river is a very good hunter.’
(2) az ember, aki a folyó túlpart-já-n lak-ik, nagyon jó vadász.
the man who the river opposite_bank-3sg-sup live-prs.3sg very good hunter
‘The man, who lives on the opposite bank of the river, is a very good hunter.’
In contemporary Hungarian, subordination is considered to be a neutral way of expressing relative meanings. However, there are no grammatical restrictions on opting for participle constructions instead (cf. Balogh 2000b: 444‒448, Kenesei et al. 1998: 37‒41).