RzerSuff: Relative clauses are marked by the use of a relativizing suffix that attaches directly or indirectly to the root of the verb stem.
InitRzerPro: Relative clauses are marked by the use of an obligatory clause-initial relative pronoun.
(1) ʌow mōq-ʌ-aʌ päwəʌtə-tə nīŋ pūpi
bear_cub-pl-3sg bath-prs.ptc woman bear
‘the mother bear which is bathing her cubs’ (Csepregi 2012b)
(2) āťe-m pūʌt-əm awʌ-ət
father-1sg harness-pst.ptc sledge-pl
‘the sledges prepared for the ride by my father’ (Csepregi 2012b)
(3) pūɣəʌ, qot mā säm-a pīt-əm, ənəʌ ʌɔ̄r qɔ̄nəŋ-nə ɔ̄məs-ʌ.
village where I eye-lat fall-pst.1sg large lake shore-loc sit-prs.3sg
‘The village, where I was born, is on the shore of a large lake.’ (Csepregi 2012b)
In Surgut Khanty, the suffix of the present participle (participum imperfectum) -t (1) and the suffix of the past participle әm (2) are used to make relative constructions. Sometimes, it can also be expressed by subordination where the relative pronoun of the subordinate clause precedes the finite verb (3).