Datapoint Singapore Bazaar Malay/Order of degree word and adjective

Most degree words precede adjectives in Bazaar Malay. However, sekali 'very' follows adjectives, while sikit/selikit/sikit-sikit 'little' either precedes or follows adjectives.

Values

Degree word precedes adjective Frequency: 75.0%

Example 67-21:
Sekarang malam pasar sudah manyak kurang.
Sekarang
now
malam
night
pasar
market
sudah
pfv
manyak
very
kurang.
less
Now, the night markets have already become less.

Source: Khin Khin Aye 2005: 123

Example 67-22:
Dia punya tempat banyak besar-besar tahu?
Dia
3sg
punya
poss
tempat
place
banyak
much
besar~besar
big~big
tahu?
know
His place (house) was very, very big, you know?

Source: Khin Khin Aye 2005: 123-124

Confidence:
Very certain

Degree word follows adjective Frequency: 25.0%

Example 67-23:
Sekarang ada kurang sikit.
Sekarang
now
ada
have
kurang
less
sikit.
little
Now, it becomes a bit less.
Example 67-24:
Ah saya sudah takut sekali.
Ah
pcl
saya
1sg
sudah
pfv
takut
afraid
sekali.
very
I was very frightened.

Source: Khin Khin Aye 2005: 344

Confidence:
Very certain