Re: THEORY: Uses of reduplication
|From:||Benct Philip Jonsson <bpj@...>|
|Date:||Monday, March 3, 2008, 8:52|
On 3.3.2008 Eric Christopherson wrote:
> On Mar 2, 2008, at 9:43 PM, caeruleancentaur wrote:
> >> Douglas Koller <laokou@...> wrote:
> >> "She cried and cried (and cried)."
> > I would consider that nothing more than a compound predicate. Now
> > the sentence were "She cried, cried, cried," that's a different
> > "Shm-reduplication" has its own Wikipedia entry.
> > Charlie
> I think it could still be construed as reduplication;
'Tis called "echo-words":
AFAIU it they also occur in Arabic and languages influenced
by that language at removes. That would include the Indian
case, I think.
Benct Philip Jonsson -- melroch atte melroch dotte se
"C'est en vain que nos Josués littéraires crient
à la langue de s'arrêter; les langues ni le soleil
ne s'arrêtent plus. Le jour où elles se *fixent*,
c'est qu'elles meurent." (Victor Hugo)