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Re: THEORY: Uses of reduplication

From:Douglas Koller <laokou@...>
Date:Sunday, March 2, 2008, 15:55
From: caeruleancentaur <caeruleancentaur@...>

> The Wikipedia entry on reduplication is quite extensive! It does not > mention, however, it's use in Spanish as an intensive/continuative, > perhaps because it is colloquial or regional. The Mexicans > hereabouts use it frequently. It often has a negative feeling about > it.
> Ella llora, llora, llora. > She kept on crying and wouldn't stop.
"She cried and cried (and cried)." Not so mystical. Kou