from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To repeat over and again; redouble.
- transitive v. Linguistics To double (the initial syllable or all of a root word) to produce an inflectional or derivational form.
- transitive v. Linguistics To form (a new word) by doubling all or part of a word.
- intransitive v. To be doubled.
- adj. Doubled.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. doubled
- v. To repeat a word or section of a word in order to form a new word or phrase, possibly with modification of one of the repetitions.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Double; doubled; reduplicative; repeated.
- adj. Valvate with the margins curved outwardly; -- said of the �stivation of certain flowers.
- transitive v. To redouble; to multiply; to repeat.
- transitive v. To repeat the first letter or letters of (a word). See Reduplication, 3.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To double again; multiply; repeat.
- In philology, to repeat, as a syllable or the initial part of a syllable (usually a root-syllable). See reduplication.
- In philology, to be doubled or repeated; undergo reduplication: as, reduplicating verbs.
- Redoubled; repeated; reduplicative.
- In botany:
- Valvate, with the edges folded back so as to project outward: said of petals and sepals in one form of estivation.
- Describing an estivation so characterized. Also reduplicative.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. form by reduplication
- v. make or do or perform again
At that point, it would be perfectly understandable that some dialects would adopt a new form like *ōl-ōl- or something similar simply because /l/ was the only consonant left to reduplicate.
As Baudrillard would have seen it, neither Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, Ashcroft, Gonzalez or their cronies would have had to imitate or reduplicate or parody what they wanted to hide.
I won't try to reduplicate his work, but let me just throw one quote at you from Ian Fishback.
Then the exact same thing would obviously happen in the reduplicate d perfect.
The one and only problem is whether we can give an account of the Incarnation that allows us to reduplicate in this way.
There are similar processes in many other languages, like the English example where you reduplicate the word but change the initial of the reduplicated form to d- killer-diller, super-duper, etc.
Guermantes invariably proceed to curtail or reduplicate syllables.
Again, as their bond is supposed to reduplicate upon the national covenants, and so to bind to every article in them, by native consequence, they swear to a prelatical government: for seeing they have made no exception in their bond, it must be applied to no other, but the government, which presently exists; and this, in flat contradiction to the covenants, by which such a government is abjured.
The same reasons, moreover, which induced the Master to reduplicate his lesson demands that we should also reduplicate ours: it is our part both in matter and in method to follow his steps.
I will content myself with a personal doubt as to whether _John_ and _Jill_ will quite reduplicate their former triumph -- and that for various reasons, not least because (for purposes of sequel, I suppose) even _Jill_ herself has been permitted so grave a lapse from the attitude of stand-anything-so-long-as - it's-slummy-enough that so endeared her to her former public.