Datapoint Sango/Order of degree word and adjective

The word mingi from some Bantu language, meaning 'much' and 'many' in Sango, is used for degree with both adjectives and verbs. The predicate alingbi ape 'unequaled' (for which see Example 35) is also used, as is something equivalent in Gbaya.

Values

Degree word follows adjective

Example 59-33:
karako ni ale nzoni mingi
karako
peanuts
ni
det
a-le
pm-bear
nzoni
good/well
mingi
much
The peanuts have borne very well.

Source: Samarin 1967a: 76

Example 59-34:
kobela so ake sioni ahon' ndo ni
kobela
sickness
so
dem
a-ke
pm-cop
sioni
bad
a-hon'
pm-pass
ndo
place
ni
det
This illness is unbelievably bad.

Source: Taber 1965: 70

Example 59-35:
kobela so ake sioni alingbi ape
kobela
sickness
so
dem
a-ke
pm-cop
sioni
bad
a-lingbi
pm-be.enough
ape
neg
This illness is bad beyond comparison.
Confidence:
Very certain