From: Brian M. Scott
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Brian M. Scott" <BMScott@...> wrote:Specifically, in the case of English, this claim from
>> At 2:30:40 AM on Monday, September 4, 2006, tgpedersen
>>>>>> Brian and I asked for _evidence_, not for a
>>>>>> preconceived opinion.
>>>>> I don't think of reasoning from semantics as
>>>>> preconceived opinion.
>>>> Whether it is or not, it isn't *evidence* of anything
>>>> except the mental processes of the reasoner.
>>> I never understood why you and Piotr wanted me to prove a
>> We don't. You didn't offer a definition; you made a claim
>> about languages. We wanted you to supply evidence for that
> I don't get it. What is this claim about languages you think
> I made?
> Reduplication may also express intensity, repetition andAnd originally that meant: it rained, then it rained; he
> the like ("It rained and rained as he rode and rode").
> What is your evidence for original plurality rather than thePartly logical: the idea is that a reduplicated verb stem
> duration and/or intensity that the usage now conveys?