So I'm listening to this catchy song and the chorus goes
你是我的小呀小苹果儿. I'm wondering why the 小 is being said twice. Is that just something the artist is doing to play with the language in the song or would you actually say that 小 two times?
It's the same as songs in English - repetition is for rhythm.
You're my little - little apple
Something like that.
See this: 我是一只小小小小鸟，想要飞呀飞 却飞也飞不高。 The purpose of the additional words is to match the rhythm. They don't make sense usually. But in some condition, the are to emphasize the feeling. http://youtu.be/FdjR-AMz50c
just like this in English:
You are my liiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiittle apple.
repeat for emphasize.
小苹果 has a lively rhythm. The additional 小 avoids prolonging other words.
Same as "twinkle twinkle little star..."
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