Datapoint Aboriginal English/Too; too much; very much ‘very’ as qualifier

Variety: Aboriginal English
Feature: Too; too much; very much ‘very’ as qualifier
Value: A - feature is pervasive or obligatory
Informants: Ian Malcolm


Example 3942:
Mum, she put too much rugs on us
Mum put too many rugs on us'

Source: for Applied Language and Literacy Research nd: Kellerberrin

Example 3943:
E got too much petrol sniffers round 'ere
There are lots of petrol sniffers...'

Source: Butcher 2008: 632

Example 3944:
Dey got too many shops
They have a lot of shops'

Source: Malcolm et al. 1999: 84