Reduplication (was :Dublex (was: Washing-machine words (was: Futurese, Chinese,)
|From:||Pavel Iosad <pavel_iosad@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, May 22, 2002, 7:27|
> >I've been wondering what I should do with reduplication.
> I've been afraid
> >that it sounds to speakers of Western European languages
> rather childish
> >and pidgin-like.
> What's wrong with being child-like and pidgin-like 0_o?
> eh? If it
> works and has a certain attractive "fun element",
> reduplication may prove to
> be a very user-friendly mnemonic aid.
Indeed. Not to mention that it is not entirely un-European - Old English
alone had a whole VII class of reduplicating verbs.
Pavel Iosad email@example.com
'I am a philologist, and thus a misunderstood man'
--JRR Tolkien, _The Notion Club Papers_