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Whenever I've come across the use of ''that'' being used twice
consecutively, it's always bothered me. For example, ''That that is
is. That that is not is not. Is that it? It is.'' I recognize the two uses
of the word, but I suppose I'm wondering why, linguistically, there
wasn't a better vehicle created to handle the redundancy of this
word? Does this happen in other languages?
There IS another word that (:-)) can be used instead of
'that'...and it is 'which'; i.e. That which is not is not...
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