Reduplication

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(疊詞; reduplication)

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Triplication

In Taiwanese, triplication refers to repeating a syllable three times for emphasis. For example, "aang" means "red". Something extremely red is "aarng'ang'aang 🔊" (紅紅紅). Generally, the first syllable must undergo tone change to the rare rising tone (#6).

  • kaao'kauxkau 🔊 (厚厚厚; thick)
  • zeerng'zexngzeng 🔊 (靜靜靜; quiet)
  • kiirm'kimkym 🔊 (kym; 金金金; extremely golden)
  • khuiie'khuikhuy 🔊 (開開開; wide open)
  • thoor'thothoo 🔊 ( ; to fail/lose completely)
  • kaao'kaokaux 🔊 (夠夠夠; very sufficient, see kaokaux)
  • siirn'sirnsixn 🔊 (?; ?)
  • kof'kofkor 🔊 (古古古; ancient)
  • lefng'lefnglerng 🔊 (冷冷冷; extremely cool)
  • seek'segsek 🔊 (熟熟熟; very acquainted)
  • took'togtok 🔊 (獨獨獨; very alone)
  • siaap'siapsiab 🔊 (澀澀澀; very astringent)
  • siip'sipsib 🔊 (sipto; very moist)
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