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Re: THEORY: Uses of reduplication

Date:Tuesday, March 4, 2008, 0:02
In a message dated 3/2/2008 22:17:48 PM Central Standard Time,
rakko@CHARTER.NET writes:

> (On the other hand, once you've said "She cried", adding "and cried" > doesn't really seem to add anything new semantically, the way adding > "and got a tissue" or something like that; it's just restating > something we've just stated.) >
I disagree. It indicates that the crying continued beyond the expected length or amount of crying. Repeating "and cried" again indicates that the crying went even beyond the limits expected after the first use of "and cried". It does add something new to the sentence. stevo </HTML>