Datapoint Nicaraguan Creole English/Functions of reduplication

Values

Only iconic functions

Example 11-58:
Di monki mi hapi hapi.
Di
art.def
monki
monkey
mi
pst
hapi~hapi.
happyhappy
The monkey was very happy.
Example 11-59:
“Hel, bwai,” ih seh veks veks veks.
“Hel,
hell
bwai,”
boy
ih
3sg
seh
say
veks~veks~veks.
vex~vex~vex
“Hell, boy,” he said very much annoyed.
Example 11-60:
Wi taiad ron ron bout di plees.
Wi
1pl
taiad
tired
ron~ron
run~run
bout
about
di
art.def
plees.
place
We were tired of running around the place/area.

Source: Nicaragua project recordings CD

Example 11-61:
Wi haf plenti plenti Miskito piipl out dier.
Wi
1pl
haf
have
plenti~plenti
plenty~plenty
Miskito
Miskito
piipl
people
out
out
dier.
there.
There are many, many Miskito people out there.

Source: Nicaragua project recordings CD

Confidence:
Very certain