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On 3.3.2008 Eric Christopherson wrote:
> On Mar 2, 2008, at 9:43 PM, caeruleancentaur wrote:
> 
> >> Douglas Koller <laokou@...> wrote:
> >
> >> "She cried and cried (and cried)."
> >
> > I would consider that nothing more than a compound predicate.  Now 
> if
> > the sentence were "She cried, cried, cried," that's a different 
> matter.
> >
> > "Shm-reduplication" has its own Wikipedia entry.
> >
> > Charlie
> 
> I think it could still be construed as reduplication;

'Tis called "echo-words":

<http://linguistlist.org/pubs/diss/browse-diss-action.cfm?DissID=3209>

<http://tinyurl.com/2r2lul>

AFAIU it they also occur in Arabic and languages influenced
by that language at removes.  That would include the Indian
case, I think.



/BP 8^)>
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