Here we ask what semantic-grammatical functions productive reduplication can have in the language. Reduplication differs from word repetition (”very very very good”, “yes, yes, yes!”, “he worked and worked and worked”) in that it is strictly grammatically determined. Reduplication may be total (e.g. Principense dôsu dôsu ‘two each’) or partial (dô-dôsu); these two cases are not distinguished here. The semantic-grammatical functions of reduplication are grouped into three classes: iconic (intensitiy, iteration, plurality, distributivity), attenuating (i.e. to a reduced degree), and word-class-changing.