Datapoint Singapore Bazaar Malay/Marking of pronominal possessors

There are altogether three different ways to mark possessors, be it noun or pronoun:

(1) Possessor-possessed
(2) Possessed-possessor which follows the Malay way
(3) Possessor- punya -possessed

The third expression is the most common among Bazaar Malay speakers.
The second expression derives from Standard Malay.

Values

Adpositional phrase preceding the possessum Frequency: 69.2%

Example 67-84:
Dia punya badan bagus bah.
Dia
3sg
punya
poss
badan
body
bagus
good
bah.
pcl
His body is very good.
Confidence:
Very certain

Preceding word Frequency: 23.1%

Example 67-82:
Lu anak banyak besar, lu berapa tahun?
Lu
2sg
anak
child
banyak
much
besar,
big
lu
2sg
berapa
how.many
tahun?
year
Your children are very big. How old are you?

Source: Khin Khin Aye 2005: 107

Confidence:
Very certain

Following word Frequency: 7.7%

Example 67-83:
Sama sotong, suami saya suka makan itu.
Sama
obj
sotong,
cuttlefish
suami
husband
saya
1sg
suka
like
makan
eat
itu.
dem
It is the cuttlefish that my husband likes to eat.

Source: Khin Khin Aye 2005: 108

Confidence:
Very certain