- 匿名使用者1 0 年前最佳解答
或音節經常以不同的元音重覆一次。重疊詞是典型顯示重複活動的字詞，如riding up and down on a
Seesaw (from the verb saw) demonstrate the linguistic process
called reduplication, where a word or syllable is doubled, often with a
different vowel. Reduplication is typical of words that indicate
repeated activity, such as riding up and down on a seesaw. Seesaw
therefore came from the verb see and saw.
2010-03-21 05:12:23 補充：
Nobody knows when the playground see-saw was invented. The evidence from language is very late, with the first explicit references not found before the early nineteenth century. But so basic a play toy must surely be very much older. The device certainly predates the reduplicated term 'see-saw'.
2010-03-21 05:12:54 補充：
Some other possible unconfirmed origins of seesaw:
The person at the “up end” of the see-saw had a good view whilst the one at the “down end” didn’t, thus “up bear” could see but “down bear” saw, past tense.
2010-03-21 05:13:21 補充：
An evidence says it’s the see part of the expression that’s the nonsensically reduplicated bit and that saw refers to the wood-cutting tool, not to having seen something.
2010-03-21 05:13:33 補充：
In a work song, used by pairs of sawyers to keep their rhythm while alternately pulling a big two-handled saw. They might have been working on the level or they could have been pit-sawing, with one man above the other.
2010-03-21 05:13:40 補充：
It may have arisen through children watching sawyers at work and borrowing a plank and a log to play out their up-and-down motion. But this must surely be no more than a guess based on its links with saw.參考資料： Wikipedia, http://www.worldwidewords.org/qa/qa-see2.htm, http://www.worldwidewords.org/qa/qa-see2.htm, http://www.worldwidewords.org/qa/qa-see2.htm, http://www.worldwidewords.org/qa/qa-see2.htm, http://www.worldwidewords.org/qa/qa-see2.htm
- 1 0 年前
我看過了,蠻有意思的解釋,旁邊那張圖文說明也是一種有趣的聯想. Thanks a lot~