Datapoint Singapore Bazaar Malay/Motion-to and motion-from

Although there are prepositions in Singapore Bazaar Malay, they are rarely used, as motion-to and motion-from can be inferred from the context. Mostly motion-to is unmarked as in saya pergi pasar [1SG go market] 'I went to the market'. Only those who have learnt Standard Malay in school used the preposition with me in careful speech.

Values

Overlap

Example 67-166:
Besok saya mahu pergi Malaysia.
Besok
tomorrow
saya
1sg
mahu
fut
pergi
go
Malaysia.
Malaysia
Tomorrow, I will go [to] Malaysia.
Example 67-167:
Olang Singapore tapi datang Chinese.
Olang
people
Singapore
Singapore
tapi
but
datang
come
Chinese.
China
[I am] Singaporean but come from China.

Source: Khin Khin Aye 2005: 337

Example 67-168:
Dia tak tahu negeri dia makan minum pun tak ada, datang sini dia ingat dia dari negeri yang millionaire, itu macam.
Dia
3sg
tak
neg
tahu
know
negeri
country
dia
3sg
makan
eat
minum
drink
pun
also
tak
neg
ada,
have
datang
come
sini
here
dia
3sg
ingat
think
dia
3sg
dari
from
negeri
country
yang
rel
millionaire,
millionaire
itu
dem
macam.
like
She does not know her country, does not have anything to eat or drink and, coming here, she thinks that she is from the millionaire country, like that.
Example 67-169:
Saya tak pena pergi Burma.
Saya
1sg
tak
neg
pena
never
pergi
go
Burma.
Burma
I have never gone to Myanmar.

Source: Khin Khin Aye 2005: 451

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

Confidence:
Very certain