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Tim May wrote:
> Paul Bennett wrote at 2004-10-08 09:25:45 (-0400)
>
>  > Aren't there also some small number of plural nouns in Japanese
>  > formed by reduplication? They're fossils, but certainly existent,
>  > or so the conversation went. I swear that not too long ago on this
>  > very list somebody (but I fail to recall who) posted a short list
>  > of them. I think it was actually to do with /h/ ~ /p/ ~ /b/ and the
>  > sound changes that made them what they are. The examples were
>  > showing that the sound change only happened in initial (or was it
>  > non-initial?) position. One example was habipabi or huriburi or
>  > something. Damn, I wish I could remember it better.
>  >
>
> Hito (person) > hitobito (people)
> Shima (island) > shimajima (islands)
>
> Those are the two examples I know of.

ware (I) > wareware (we)