Datapoint Ambon Malay/Order of degree word and adjective

A construction also occurs in which degree words both precede and follow the word being modified (see Example 14 for Value "Degree word precedes and follows adjective").

Values

Degree word precedes adjective Frequency: 53.8%

Example 68-12:
katong pung ruma ada sadiki besar
katong
1pl
pung
poss
ruma
house
ada
have
sadiki
little
besar
big
our house was rather big

Source: Paauw 2008: 635

Confidence:
Certain

Degree word follows adjective Frequency: 23.1%

Example 68-13:
mara sakali
mara
angry
sakali
very
very angry

Source: van Minde 1997: 196

Confidence:
Certain

Degree word precedes and follows adjective Frequency: 23.1%

Example 68-14:
paleng manganta lawang
paleng
very
manganta
painful
lawang
very
very very painful

Source: van Minde 1997: 78

Confidence:
Certain