Datapoint Cameroon Pidgin English/Functions of reduplication

Values

Word-class-changing function

Example 18-40:
I bin rohn kwik kwik.
I
3sg.sbj
bin
pst
ron
run
kwik~kwik.
quick~quick
He ran very quickly.

Source: Todd 1991: 22

Example 18-39:
So troki i wuman put ol haf haf botul-dem an ston fo autsayd.
So
so
troki
turtle
i
3sg.poss
wuman
wife
put
put
ol
all
haf~haf
half~half
botul-dem
bottle-pl
an
and
ston
stone
fo
for
autsaid.
outside
So the wife of the turtle put all broken bottles and stones outside (lit. So the wife of the turtle put all pieces of bottles and stones outside).

Source: Bellama et al. 1983: 85

Example 18-41:
Ren di fol fol.
Ren
rain
di
ipfv
fol~fol.
fall~fall
It is raining all the time.

Source: Ayafor 2008: 439

Confidence:
Very certain