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 --- Eamon Graham skrzypszy:

> > This is probably a stupid question that everybody knows the answer to, but
> > I have always been wondering: what does this _2_ mean in Indonesian?
>
> It's used to denote reduplication, as in the plural.  In the Singala
> example given, _bastu2_ stands for _bastu bastu_, meaning "things"
> as opposed to simple _bastu_ which would mean "thing." :)

Thanks :) . That also explains why I saw it in certain Indonesian texts and not
in others.

Jan

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