Datapoint Bislama/Functions of reduplication

The semantic functions of reduplication are probably best summarized as “augmentative” (more subjects, more iterations of event, greater intensity of attribute, etc.). See Meyerhoff 2003a.

Values

Only iconic functions

Example 23-48:
ol haos oli fasfas tumas
ol
pl
haos
house
oli
agr
fasfas
fast
tumas
very
The houses are crowded together.

Source: Meyerhoff 2003a: 235

Example 23-23:
hem i katkatem smolsmol kabis blong hem
hem
3sg
i
agr
kat~kat-em
cut~cut-tr
smol~smol
small~small
kabis
cabbage
blong
poss
hem
3sg
She cut up her cabbage very fine(ly).

Source: Meyerhoff 2003a: 236

Confidence:
Very certain