Date: Fri, 25 Feb 1994 10:30:00 EST

From: "Dennis.Preston" 22709MGR[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MSU.BITNET

Subject: Re: Regional variation in BE

Glad to see Rudy Troike bring up the old war-horse of bilingual reduplication.

(Please don't ask why linguists say 'reduplication' instead of 'duplicate' or


My favorite over the years has been the Hawaii toponym 'The Napali Cliffs'

which is 'The The Cliffs Cliffs.' This beats by one item all the well-known

'The El...' forms (E.g., 'The El Toro Motel'),and I have never heard any such

form as 'The El Rancho Ranch.'

Dennis Preston

22709mgr[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]msu.bitnet