Value Attenuating and word-class-changing function

Language:
Afrikaans
Parameter:
Functions of reduplication
References
den Besten et al. 2003

Examples

  1. Kom ons speel tol-tol.
    Kom
    come
    ons
    1pl
    speel
    play
    tol~tol.
    top~top
    Come let's play tops.

    See den Besten et al. 2003: 276

  2. Die vaas wil-wil omval.
    Die
    def.art
    vaas
    vase
    wil~wil
    want~want
    om-val.
    over-fall
    The vase is just about to tip over.

    See den Besten et al. 2003: 273

  3. Hulle soek-soek so tussen die bossies.
    Hulle
    3pl
    soek~soek
    search~search
    so
    so
    tussen
    among
    die
    the
    bossies.
    bushes
    They are searching among the bushes.
  4. Lappe-lappe staan onder water.
    Lappe~lappe
    patch.pl~patch.pl
    staan
    stand
    onder
    under
    water.
    water
    Quite a few patches are under water.

    See den Besten et al. 2003: 274

  5. Hulle kom drie-drie by die deur in.
    Hulle
    3pl
    kom
    come
    drie~drie
    three~three
    by
    by
    die
    the
    deur
    door
    in.
    in
    They come in through the door three-by-three.

    See den Besten et al. 2003: 275

  6. Dis sommer 'n kar-kar.
    Dis
    3sg=s
    sommer
    just
    'n
    a
    kar~kar.
    car~car
    It's just your basic car (nothing posh).

    See den Besten et al. 2003: 274

  7. Ek sal dit lag-lag kan koop.
    Ek
    1sg
    sal
    shall
    dit
    it
    lag~lag
    laugh~laugh
    kan
    can
    koop.
    buy
    I'll be able to buy it easily.
  8. Sy hanna-hanna altyd as sy iets moet doen.
    Sy
    3sg.f
    hanna-hanna
    procrastinate
    altyd
    always
    as
    if
    sy
    3sg.f
    iets
    something
    moet
    must
    doen.
    do
    She always procrastinates when she has to do something.