Datapoint Singapore Bazaar Malay/Order of adposition and noun phrase

Bazaar Malay sentences often lack prepositions (cf. examples 10 and 11) although it makes use of Malay prepositions. The use of prepositions is optional and it depends on the level of competence and fluency of its speakers and also on the discourse information that the speaker would like to convey.

Values

Prepositions

Example 67-9:
Di sini Singapore, juga.
Di
in
sini
here
Singapore,
Singapore
juga.
also
[It is] also here in Singapore.

Source: Khin Khin Aye 2005: 84

Example 67-171:
Lagi maybe lu minya anak prempuan datang dari sekola dan minum.
Lagi
moreover
maybe
maybe
lu
2sg
minya
poss
anak
child
prempuan
female
datang
come
dari
from
sekola
school
dan
and
minum.
drink
Moreover, your daughter probably came back from school and drank.

Source: Khin Khin Aye 2005: 459

Example 67-11:
Sekarang pindah Bukit Panjang.
Sekarang
now
pindah
move
Bukit
Bukit
Panjang.
Panjang
Now, [we] have moved [to] Bukit Panjang.

Source: Khin Khin Aye 2005: 84

Example 67-10:
Saya beranak Singapore.
Saya
1sg
beranak
be.born
Singapore.
Singapore
I was born [in] Singapore.

Source: Khin Khin Aye 2005: 84

Confidence:
Very certain