Datapoint Nengee/Functions of reduplication

Values

Attenuating and word-class-changing function

Example 4-39:
A dagu ya fatufatu.
A
det.sg
dagu
dog
ya
here
fatu~fatu.
fat~fat
The dog is fattish.

Source: Goury & Migge 2003: 113

Example 4-40:
A uwiii fu mi de lusulusu kaba.
A
det.sg
uwiii
hair
fu
poss
mi
me
de
cop
lusu~lusu
loose~loose
kaba.
already
My hair is already in a loosened (unbraided) state.

Source: Goury & Migge 2003: 112

Example 4-41:
A sama akisiakisi sani te mi ede kon sipan.
A
det.sg
sama
person
akisi~akisi
ask~ask
sani
thing
te
until
mi
my
ede
head
kon
come
sipan.
tense
They asked a lot of things until my head hurt. OR: They continued to ask...
Confidence:
Very certain