Value Attenuating and word-class-changing function

Language:
Creolese
Parameter:
Functions of reduplication
References
Rickford 1987: 228 ; Rickford 1987: 230 (line 1142)

Examples

  1. dem piknii dee fós fós
    dem
    those
    piknii
    child
    dee
    be
    fós~fós
    first~first
    The children went in front. OR: Those children were very much in front. (iconic interpretation)

    See Rickford 1987: 230 (line 1142)

  2. mii duu kàin káin wok
    mii
    I
    duu
    do
    kàin~káin
    kind~kind
    wok
    work
    I do all kinds of work. OR: I do work of this kind, that kind, the other kind.

    See Rickford 1987: 228

  3. bloo bloo
    bloo
    blow.v
    bloo
    blow.v
    a whistle (noun)