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  • It sounds kind of dirty. But apparently I've been doing it for years now in Thpanish, whenever I double up that personal pronoun. According to the Lexicon of Linguistics:

    SYNTAX: occurrence of a clitic in the presence of a corresponding (pronominal) object in a number of Romance languages, such as Spanish:

    (i) Juan me visito a mi ayer

    Juan me visited (to) me yesterday

    All pronominal objects, such as mi in (i), must be 'doubled' by a corresponding clitic, in this case me.

    October 14, 2009

  • This ought to go on VO's seduction list.

    October 14, 2009

  • In Italian you can do it for extreme emphasis or comic effect, but it's not generally acceptable.

    e.g. A me, mi piace.

    To me, me (it) pleases = I really like it.

    October 14, 2009

  • "mr youse needn’t be so spry

    concernin questions arty

    each has his tastes but as for i

    i likes a certain party

    gimme the he-man’s solid bliss

    for youse ideas i’ll match youse

    a pretty girl who naked is

    is worth a million statues"

    -e.e. cummings

    October 14, 2009