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? I don't think so. The only instance I know where reduplication is actually used is not for plural, but for representing sounds, e.g. "dokidoki" to present the sound of heart beating. Probably it was a list of these sound words you remember, there's a good amount of them. Other than that, "moshomoshi" is generally used when answering the telephone.