Reduplication


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Reduplication

 

in linguistics, complete or partial repetition of a root, stem, or word. Reduplication may express plurality, as in the Malay orang (“person”) and orangorang (“people”). It may be used to intensify an action or quality, as in the Russian khodish’-khodish’ (“you walk and walk”) and bol’shoi-bol’shoi (“very big”). Sometimes an adjective formed by reduplication expresses a lesser degree of a quality, as exemplified by the Malagasy fotsi-fotsi (“whitish”). Reduplication may also express different aspectual and other meanings in a verb. In the Indo-European languages, there is partial reduplication in the formation of the perfect and present. Reduplication is also used in onomatopoeic expressions, such as the Russian ku-ku (the call of the cuckoo) and the English “tick-tick.”

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The original reduplication vowel was a, which is confirmed by RV 1.
sige 'victory', saete 'seat', and fere 'power', 'sufficiency', where there is no reduplication of a consonant grapheme after an open syllable.
Ghomeshi, Jila, Ray Jackendoff, Nicole Rosen, and Kevin Russell (2004) "Contrastive Focus Reduplication in English.
A stemmer strips off affixes and perhaps undoes other phonological processes (such as reduplication in Malay) in order to get to the basic form of the words of the text.
Reality itself founders in hyperrealism," Baudrillard once playfully explained, "the meticulous reduplication of the real, preferably through another, reproductive medium, such as photography.
I also mean that every specific view ever held about such a perennial subject can be revived at any time, either by a deliberate recovery or through an accidental reduplication.
The anatomy of a human foot with missing toes and reduplication of the hallux.
Corpus-based approaches and discourse analysis in relation to reduplication and repetition.
A partir de l'enonce "mes amis mes amis", qui signale a la fois un noyau textuel generatif et une reduplication de langage, le trait dominant du passage est celui de parataxe.
1) The "Viewer" prompts employ consistency in patient care management by preventing reduplication and redundancy in ordering tests and medications, as well as providing less chance of medical errors for the veterans.
For example, the intensive derivation of yesil, which is formed by a reduplication of the first syllable, is yapyesil 'very green' (UTIL 6: 405) in Uyghur, that is, under the process of derivation the original form yasil is taken as the basis.
25) In any case, the reduplication Doran now proposes would imply that in specifically religious consciousness two distinct acts occur: an act of supernatural judging that proceeds from unrestricted love, and an act of supernatural deciding that proceeds from both acts.