Datapoint Singapore Bazaar Malay/Comparative standard marking

Locational marking is used by Bazaar Malay speakers who have learnt Standard Malay for about one or two years while conjoined marking is used by elderly speakers.

Values

Conjoined marking Frequency: 50.0%

Example 67-96:
John tinggi. Jimmy pendek.
John
John
tinggi.
tall
Jimmy
Jimmy
pendek.
short
John is tall [and] Jimmy is short.

Source: Khin Khin Aye 2005: 123

Confidence:
Very certain

Locational marking Frequency: 50.0%

Example 67-95:
John lebih tinggi dari Jimmy.
John
John
lebih
more
tinggi
high
dari
from
Jimmy.
Jimmy
John is taller than Jimmy.

Source: Khin Khin Aye 2005: 123

Confidence:
Very certain