WW #39: Growing Everywhere

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A happy little sentence from the Syntax Test Cases:

Ofloytota ofloytota pepehe otmoyk’e.

[ˈo.flɔjˌto.ta
ofloyto-ta
grow-3p
ˈo.flɔjˌto.ta
ofloyto-ta
grow-3p
ˈpe.pɛ.hə
pe~pehe
PL~flower
ˈot.mɔj.kʼə]
otmoy-k’e
lovely-PLNT
Lovely flowers are growing everywhere.
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This sentence displays two different kinds of reduplication:

  • Partial reduplication of pehe “flower” to form a plural, pepehe.
  • Full reduplication of the entire inflected verb ofloytota (“they grow”) to indicate that the growing is happening all around.

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