Reduplication (was: Re: Re : Re: Conculturish question)
|From:||taliesin the storyteller <taliesin@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, October 26, 1999, 19:50|
* Lassailly@aol.com (Lassailly@aol.com) [991026 20:40]:
> for instance, full reduplication is consistently used in japanese,
> indonesian and khmer to show :
> - plural
> - frequency, duration
> - mimicry, identity
> - intensity
> the interesting thing is that depending on the meaning of the
> reduplicated word, you hardly fail guessing what reduplication means.
> i'm sure you would guess what these mean :
> girl-girlfeminine? pretty?
> hard-hardvery hard
> to run-runrun fast, for a long time, or in a panicky fashion
> to hit-hithit repeatedly
> to visit-visitbe in the habit of visiting
> to be girl-girlto be feminine/gay
Is that 'correct'?