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On Sat, 9 Oct 2004 00:58:26 -0400, Nokta Kanto <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

>On Fri, 8 Oct 2004 09:25:45 -0400, Paul Bennett <[log in to unmask]>
>wrote:
>
>>Aren't there also some small number of plural nouns in Japanese formed by
>>reduplication? ....
>
>"wareware" is one of the pronouns meaning "we"... It comes from an obsolete
>pronoun "ware" ("I").
>
>--Noktakanto

I've heard of "ore" being in use for 'I'; could it be a worn-down form of
"ware"?

Buenas noches,

Ben