too, adverb

Especially among speakers of the Sintu (Bantu) languages: used as an intensifier, especially in the phrase too much, ‘very’, ‘very much’, ‘very well’, ‘a lot (of)’.
1966 L.G. Berger Where’s Madam 160‘Can you paint too?’ I asked him. ‘Yes Ma’am.’ ‘Can you lay bricks?’ ‘Too much Ma’am.’
1975 E. Prov. Herald 5 July 9We buy chicken and meat only once every two weeks. We get a big chicken, R1 beef and some boerewors. The children like it too much.
1979 A.P. Brink Dry White Season 85‘And you met Gordon long ago?’ ‘Too much. When Jonathan was just so high.’ He held out his hand, a foot or two from the floor.
1982 E. Prov. Herald 18 Mar.Miss Priscilla K—, who was five months pregnant.., said yesterday: ‘I feel too sad about it. We needed that baby’.
1982 Drum Mar. 32I do not know what my future shall be, because my father hates me too much.
1982 Voice 11 July 6He loves me too much and I love him too.
1991 Informant, Grahamstown‘One coffee please — with too much milk.’ ‘Not too much milk?’ ‘No, too much milk.’
1992 Informant, GrahamstownYesterday night — it was too much cold. In Grahamstown it’s not too much cold this winter.
1992 Scope 13 Nov. 84An eloquent township obituary: ‘He was just a quiet somebody. He was not too much violent.’
used as an intensifier, especially in the phrase too much, ‘very’, ‘very much’, ‘very well’, ‘a lot (of)’.
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