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macunaima linguistics question (earnest poast)

Dood. In, e.g., Maori and Hawaiian you have plenty of words phosita02/07/19
Not Macunaima, but I have a degree in Linguistics. I think " abazungu02/07/19
Thanks, duly noted. Database updated accordingly. phosita02/07/19
I don't understand the question. macunaima02/07/19
By way of example, some Maori words. taurekareka: slave or phosita02/07/19
The saiyan people did this as well. KAMEHAMEHAMEHA!!! gladigotaphdinstead02/07/19
Stuttering? jeffm02/07/19
Reduplication. macunaima02/08/19
Reduplication. therewillbeblood02/08/19
phosita (Feb 7, 2019 - 1:53 pm)

Dood. In, e.g., Maori and Hawaiian you have plenty of words either wholly or partly made up of repeating parts. What is the term for such words? There's got to be one.

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abazungu (Feb 7, 2019 - 5:31 pm)

Not Macunaima, but I have a degree in Linguistics. I think "reduplication" is the term you are looking for.

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phosita (Feb 7, 2019 - 8:14 pm)

Thanks, duly noted. Database updated accordingly.

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macunaima (Feb 7, 2019 - 8:16 pm)

I don't understand the question.

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phosita (Feb 7, 2019 - 8:52 pm)

By way of example, some Maori words.
taurekareka: slave or captive
waewae: feet
kikokiko: flesh
rekareka: sweet

My question was about what linguists would call words like these, ones comprising or composed of repeating subunits.

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gladigotaphdinstead (Feb 7, 2019 - 9:08 pm)

The saiyan people did this as well.

KAMEHAMEHAMEHA!!!

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jeffm (Feb 7, 2019 - 9:55 pm)

Stuttering?

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macunaima (Feb 8, 2019 - 10:47 am)

Reduplication.

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therewillbeblood (Feb 8, 2019 - 11:19 am)

Reduplication.

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