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Re: THEORY: Uses of reduplication

Date:Monday, March 3, 2008, 1:58
In a message dated 3/2/2008 19:08:36 PM Central Standard Time,
rfmilly@MSN.COM writes:

> Entire doctoral dissertations have been written on redup. in Indonesian !! > > Engl. has some like this-- mish-mash, hoity-toity, but I can't think of any > that match the other categories. >
One productive area of reduplication in English is phrases where the first word is copied, but the first consonants are changed to /shm/: "theory - shmeory". It's a way of sneering at the first word. stevo </HTML>