In a country not their own, they suffered a great deal.
In this sentence, I can see how it works.
But we never say "in a country their own", do we? We say " in their own country." Here is how the logic is drifted away. With adjectives, we say "good person," just as how we say " their own country." However, we neither say nor write " person not good."
Your wife is a not a good person.
Your wife is a person not good. ?????
Does this "noun + not + modifier" structure work only with nouns? Or is there any instance of this structure with adjectives?
P.S. Sorry for any wrong usage of grammar terms.