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#206595 - 08/06/12 03:46 PM Reduplication? Really for real?  
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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.

#206597 - 08/06/12 09:51 PM Re: Reduplication? Really for real? [Re: ciscodrum]  
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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."

#206598 - 08/06/12 09:53 PM Re: Reduplication? Really for real? [Re: mtVessel]  
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D'accord! ! I'd forgotten about him.


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#206601 - 08/08/12 12:59 AM Re: Reduplication? Really for real? [Re: LukeJavan8]  
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Reminds me of the early BBC drama Softly softly.

#206658 - 08/13/12 02:02 PM Re: Reduplication? Really for real? [Re: ciscodrum]  
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Why doesn't reduplication mean multiple of four?


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#206660 - 08/13/12 02:08 PM Re: Reduplication? Really for real? [Re: Aramis]  
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Why doesn't reduplication mean multiple of four?

Because it doesn't.


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#206662 - 08/13/12 03:27 PM "The Stimulus Is Working" too [Re: zmjezhd]  
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Jeepers Wally, it all makes sense now. shocked


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#206667 - 08/13/12 05:20 PM Re: "The Stimulus Is Working" too [Re: Aramis]  
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Just a suggestion, mind. The re- might be the intensive re- and not the repetitive re-.

#206932 - 08/31/12 02:08 PM Re: "The Stimulus Is Working" too [Re: Faldage]  
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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 05:29 PM Re: "The Stimulus Is Working" too [Re: Aramis]  
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Intensive re- example?

From a dictionary (link): refine.


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