tending to reduplicate.
pertaining to or marked by reduplication.
Like vs. Like-Like: A Look at Reduplication in EnglishYou can like someone, and then you can LIKE-like someone. These two things, though they both involve liking, have different meanings. The first one could mean that you like a person as a friend or you have a crush on that person, depending on the context. However, the second type of like—the LIKE-like—unambiguously implies that you have a crush. What’s happening here when like is …
Dad? Pops? Father? Why Are There So Many Names for the Same Person?Father’s Day falls on the third Sunday in June, but many of us refer to our male parents as dad or papa rather than by the more formal father. Why does English have so many names for the same person? And, where do they all come from? Like the names for our female parents, papa and its many variations were primarily imitative of the first sounds that …
Origin of reduplicative
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