'Dravidian' echo-phrase pali-giri

Harold F. Schiffman haroldfs at CCAT.SAS.UPENN.EDU
Wed Dec 12 18:26:41 UTC 2001

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I think that Emeneau has also dealt with echo-word reduplication in his
`India as Linguistic Area," Lg., 32, 1, 1956. article, which might give
some insights about this item.  [pali-giri] doesn't seem like a pakka
Dravidian form to me, since the [-ri] part isn't a true reduplication (or
echo) of the [li] part.  Maybe this article, which deals with echo-word
reduplication as part of the Indian lingusitic area (I think!) may have
some insights about this.

Hal Schiffman

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