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#206595 - 08/06/12 11:46 AM Reduplication? Really for real?
ciscodrum Offline
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Has to be an example of linguists having fun. Another term for the phenomenon, according to Wikipedia, is "tautonym." Works for me.

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#206597 - 08/06/12 05:51 PM Re: Reduplication? Really for real? [Re: ciscodrum]
mtVessel Offline
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My favorite reduplicative name is the character Nicely-Nicely Johnson, everyone's pal and all-around good guy from the musical, "Guys and Dolls."

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#206598 - 08/06/12 05:53 PM Re: Reduplication? Really for real? [Re: mtVessel]
LukeJavan8 Offline
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D'accord! ! I'd forgotten about him.
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#206601 - 08/07/12 08:59 PM Re: Reduplication? Really for real? [Re: LukeJavan8]
olly Offline
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Reminds me of the early BBC drama Softly softly.

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#206658 - 08/13/12 10:02 AM Re: Reduplication? Really for real? [Re: ciscodrum]
Aramis Offline
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Why doesn't reduplication mean multiple of four?
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#206660 - 08/13/12 10:08 AM Re: Reduplication? Really for real? [Re: Aramis]
zmjezhd Offline
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Why doesn't reduplication mean multiple of four?

Because it doesn't.
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#206662 - 08/13/12 11:27 AM "The Stimulus Is Working" too [Re: zmjezhd]
Aramis Offline
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Jeepers Wally, it all makes sense now. shocked
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#206667 - 08/13/12 01:20 PM Re: "The Stimulus Is Working" too [Re: Aramis]
Faldage Offline
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Just a suggestion, mind. The re- might be the intensive re- and not the repetitive re-.

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#206932 - 08/31/12 10:08 AM Re: "The Stimulus Is Working" too [Re: Faldage]
Aramis Offline
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OK Fal you saw this coming: Intensive re- example?

Maybe as applied to 'gurgitate' or 'mittence'? laugh
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#206935 - 08/31/12 01:29 PM Re: "The Stimulus Is Working" too [Re: Aramis]
zmjezhd Offline
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Intensive re- example?

From a dictionary (link): refine.
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