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Ablaut Reduplication

"If there are three words then the order has to go I, A, O. If there are two words then the first is I and the second is either A or O."
✦ ding, dang, dong
✦ Hip hop
✦ Chit chat
✦ Flip flop.

When using multiple words to describe an object, native English speakers naturally list the adjectives in this order:
1. Opinion
2. Size
3. Age
4. Shape
5. Color
6. Origin
7. Material
8. Purpose

✦ lovely little old rectangular green French silver whittling knife
✦ awesome (1), old (3), red (5) convertible

wiki/misc/ablaut.txt · Last modified: 2019/09/08 08:03 by terrill