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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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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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D'accord! ! I'd forgotten about him.


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Reminds me of the early BBC drama Softly softly.

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Why doesn't reduplication mean multiple of four?


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Why doesn't reduplication mean multiple of four?

Because it doesn't.


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Jeepers Wally, it all makes sense now. shocked


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Just a suggestion, mind. The re- might be the intensive re- and not the repetitive re-.

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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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Intensive re- example?

From a dictionary (link): refine.


Ceci n'est pas un seing.

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