Wednesday, September 14, 2011

A Collection of “Reduplicated Idioms” In Telugu & English.

The repeating of parts of words to make new forms is called “Reduplication”.There are various categories of this – rhyming, exact and ablaut/vowelsubstitution. And of course we are all aware of plenty of such ‘ReduplicationIdioms’ in English; like, Helter-skelter, Hocus-pocus, Pell-mell, Blah-blah,Goody-goody, Bye-bye, Dilly-dally, Chit-chat, Tip-top, etc. Similarly there areplenty of such Twin Words in ‘Telugu language of Telangana’. Today I cameacross a Telugu Magazine which presented an article on the local Telangana-Telugudialect and several interesting Twin Words. I thought I should let Teluguspeaking readers of my blog see and enjoy these interesting and very expressiverhyming Twin Words.
You may see the four Telugu posters below to remember/understandand appreciate the popular Telangana phrases and the last two posters willremind you of some commonly used English Twin words. 

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