Datapoint Angolar/Functions of reduplication

Values

Word-class-changing function

Example 36-36:
foga-foga, fo-foga
foga~foga,
suffocate.red
fo~foga
suffocate.red
asthma

Source: Maurer 1995: 153

Example 36-37:
Tia si si-sisima, nê txo têtêmbu.
Tia
country
si
dem
si~sisima,
red.dark
not.even
txo
little
têtêmbu.
star
It is very dark here, there are no stars.
French: Il fait très obscur, il n'y a pas d'étoiles.

Source: Maurer 1995: 153

Example 36-35:
Ia itxiba e, kara ngê ka m'me rô-rôthu.
Ia
presv
itxiba
banana
e,
dem
kara
every
ngê
person
ka
fut
m'me
eat
rô-rôthu.
two~two
Here are the bananas, everyone will eat two each.
French: Voici les bananes, chacun en mangera deux à la fois.

Source: Maurer 1995: 154

Confidence:
Very certain