Datapoint Ambon Malay/Order of possessor and possessum

The possessum-possessor order is rare, and is strictly a result of Indonesian interference (it may even be counted as code switching). It occurs in all the Eastern Indonesian Malay varieties, but is only a part of the core language in Larantuka, not Ambon Malay. All the examples from my collected data have pronominal possessives, but there is no difference between full nouns and pronouns as possessors.

Values

Possessor-possessum Frequency: 90.0%

Example 68-146:

Antua dengar orang pung susa.
Antua
3sg.formal
dengar
hear
orang
person
pung
poss
susa.
difficulty
She listens to their problems.

Source: Paauw 2008: 175

Example 68-2:

katong pung ruma ruma
katong
1pl
pung
poss
ruma~ruma
pl~house
our houses

Source: Paauw 2008: 408

Confidence:
Very certain

Possessum-possessor Frequency: 10.0%

Example 68-147:

tempat tinggal guru
tempat
place
tinggal
live
guru
teacher
the teacher's house

Example 68-3:

tampa tinggal antua
tampa
place
tinggal
live
antua
3sg.formal
her residence

Source: Paauw 2008: 409

Confidence:
Very certain