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What's the tone change rule for when a two-syllable word is made up of the same exact third-tone syllable?

I did a little parsing of CC-CEDICT in order to extract all entries of the form XX where the first character is read in the third tone. There were 78 such entries. For nine of them, the neutral tone ...
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What's the tone change rule for when a two-syllable word is made up of the same exact third-tone syllable?

姐姐 would become jiě jie in pronunciation, with the neutral tone in the second syllable. It's an exception to the "third tone before another third tone becomes second tone" "rule." ...
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