Example 30-54

bófi-bófi; dó-dó; djáki-djáki
bófi~bófi;
lungs
dó~dó;
eye.secretion
djáki~djáki
young.bull~young.bull
lungs; eye secretion; name of a plant (Ricinus communis L.)
Portuguese: pulmão; secreção dos olhos; nome de uma planta (Ricinus communis L.)
Comment:
There seems to be no clear explanation for these three cases. Bófi and don't exist as simple words. Bófi-bófi could perhaps be considered an imitation of the sound of panting. A djáki is a young bull. The relation between the young bull and the plant remains obscure.
Type:
naturalistic spoken
Source:
Lang 2002: s.v. bófi-bófi; dó-dó; djáki-djáki