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How do atomic languages handle breaking down and sequencing complex English noun-phrases?

Along the lines of How do languages which have adjectives after the noun work with complex phrases? (my last question), I am wondering now more about compound English words and how to break these ...
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How can I make complex relative clauses?

I can make simple relative clauses that share arguments just fine, but I struggle with certain clauses. Take the following English sentences: Someone killed* a person* I hated the killing*. You saw a ...
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What languages prefer the shortest sentences?

I read somewhere that Chinese prefers short sentences while English prefers longer ones. I don't have great examples of this, yet. This is particularly problematic in legal texts where an English ...
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