Thursday, February 18, 2016

[Word repetitions in Finnegans Wake]

Joyce uses repetitions in almost every sentence, but they're usually slightly changed so they're very hard to inventory.

Using a very primitive regexp «\b([ \w]+)[,.?!]\s+\1\b» I find these (so I'm sure I missed plenty): (And many of these were just eyeballed in passing, not matched)

[bracketed numbers are either paragraph numbers in chapter one, or pagenums for the rest]

mishe mishe to tauftauf
Brékkek Kékkek Kékkek Kékkek! Kóax Kóax Kóax! Ualu Ualu Ualu!
Heed! Heed!
Macool, Macool,
(O carina! O carina!)
bom, tarabom, tarabom,
Assaye, assaye!
Yaw, yaw, yaw!
Shee, shee, shee!
Ayi, ayi, ayi!
Hee, hee, hee!
Brum! Brum! Cumbrum!
Hit, hit, hit!
Hney, hney, hney!
pussypussy plunderpussy
With Kiss. Kiss Criss. Cross Criss. Kiss Cross. Undo lives 'end. Slain.
Hou! Hou!
Ay, ay!
Adear, adear!
(Year! Year! And laughtears!)
Fleppety! Flippety! Fleapow!
Louee, louee!
Wisha, wisha, whydidtha?
Lissom! lissom!
she rain, rain, rain.
to Woeman's Land she rain, rain, rain.
she started raining, raining,
Hep, hep, hurrah
News, news, all the news.
Hay, hay, hay! Hoq, hoq, hoq!
(pfuit! pfuit!)
(pfiat! pfiat!)
keep black, keep black!
(Edzo, Edzo on)
alcoh alcoho alcoherently
(seinn fion, seinn fion's araun.)
the rann, the rann, the rann, the king of all ranns.
Ardite, arditi!
zimzim, zimzim.
Chee chee cheers
to, to be, to be his mausoleum
wee, wee.
Lou! Lou!
Chin, chin! Chin, chin!
Oho, oho,
But, lo! lo!
(oonagh! oonagh!)
And roll away the reel world, the reel world, the reel world!
Fammfamm! Fammfamm!
Ack, ack, ack.
Oh! Oh!
Now not, not now!
Zay, zay, zay!
(ah! ah!)
(purse, purse, pursyfurse,
(some Finn, some Finn avant!)
Fooi, fooi,
Zijnzijn Zijnzijn!
(Twillby! Twillby!)
to ramp, ramp, ramp,
Oyeh! Oyeh!
that he might, that he might never, that he might never that night?
(Ha! Ha!)
Skam! Schams! Shames!
finfin funfun,
Now tell me, tell me, tell me then!
Harik! Harik! Harik!
his stuffstuff
was she mushymushy
trickle trickle trickle triss
OOOOOOOO Ourang's time.
tittery taw tatterytail, hasitense humponadimply, heyheyheyhey a winceywencky.
blem, blem, stun blem.
The latter! The latter!
Wimwim wimwim!
da! da!,
Szpaszpas Szpissmas,
so dyedyedaintee,
Attabom, attabom, attabombomboom!
Attabom, attabom, attabombomboom!
(yes, yes, less!)
and turning, turning and end to end
the cat, the cat's meeter, the meeter's cat's wife, the meeter's cat's wife's half better, the meeter's cat's wife's half better's meeter
(sinsin! sinsin!)
(gingin! gingin!)
quiqui quinet
michemiche chelet
wrote it, wrote it all, wrote it all down,
(why, O why, O why?)
etcetera, etcetera
Roderick, Roderick, Roderick,
Domhnall, Domhnall;
grew girther, girther and girther;
cumbrum, cumbrum,
Dutchlord, Dutchlord,
 old, old,
 scorbutic, scorbutic;
Misi, misi!
So, so, my precious!
Liss, liss!
My, my, my! Me and me!
greepsing, greepsing,
Ah dew! Ah dew!
O! O! O!
Nuée! Nuée!
Why, why, why! Weh, O weh
Ja! Ja! Ja!
And Hi Hi High
Hoa Hoa Hoally
O Margareena! O Margareena!
one of the littliest said me, me,
jo, jo, her why hide that, jo jo jo
Hirp! Hirp!
scruff, scruffer, scruffer­umurraimost
Niggs, niggs and niggs again.
Hail! Hail!
Yes? Yes? Yes?
— Quoiquoiquoiquoiquoiquoiquoiq!
Tell me. Tell me.
Lordy, lordy,
Odet! Odet!
Yes, yes!
Onon! Onon!
Tell me, tell me,
(as he warned her niver to, niver to, nevar)
Garonne, garonne!

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