I know that 'What' can be used as a pronoun in place of 'the thing(s) that', for example:
- You are what made me strong = You are the thing that made me strong.
Can 'Who' be used in a similar way to mean 'the person/people that' in the above sentence? Or is it more of a question word? For example:
- You are who made me strong = You are the person who made me strong.
Is it me or does the second sentence sound so much more awkward with 'who' instead of 'what'. And I couldn't find many similar examples either. Is it because 'who' is mainly used as a relative pronoun that follows a subject/object? Overall, which sentence would a native speaker use?