What is the syntax of the clause " . . . the one who spoke" in this sentence: "I am he, the one who spoke?" Is not the 3rd person pronoun the subject complement, and "the one who spoke" is a predicate adjunct? (I am not interested in how better to write the sentence, as in, "I am the one who spoke." I know the sentence has a pleonasm, "he"; however, just as the sentence stands, what is the syntax of ". . . the one who spoke"?

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    It's not a clause, but an NP with "one" as head modified by the relative clause "who spoke". The NP is functioning as a supplementary appositive with "he" as anchor.
    – BillJ
    Feb 9 at 9:27

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