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Hello,

I noticed this cool expression in a conversation log between a coolest American friend and me.

You're the bestestestest in my mind, too!!!!


?_? Is that pronounceable? We have similar usage in Chinese, say "I like you very much."

In Chinese, we say "wo hao-hao-hao-hao-hao-hao-hao shi huan ni." It makes sense to duplicate the syllable "hao" as many times as you want it to be strong and emphatic.

1. I like you very very very very much.
2. You are the most most most most most intelligent one that I ever seen.
3. You are the coolestestestest in my mind.

My intuition tells me the use of "bestestestest" is an evidence of creativeness of language but we can't see its beauty of its performance.

Pastel
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It is ok in the context of informal writing between friends but I wouldn't use it eslewhere. It is the sort of construction children make when they want to emphasise something.

In speech, to create emphasis, it is common to elongate the pronounciation of a word. I might say 'You are my 'beeest' (normal e sound but held for longer) friend. Or I could emphasise 'the' in You are 'theee' most intelligent one.
Here's some modification,

1. I like you very very very very much.
--> I like you VEEEEry much!

2. You are the most most most most most intelligent one that I ever seen.
(2-1) You are the MOOOOOOst intelligent one that I ever seen.
(2-2) You are 'THEEEE most intelligent one.

3. You are the coolestestestest in my mind.
--> You are the COOOOOOlest in my mind.
--> You are THEEEEE coolest in my mind.

Which one do you say more ofen, 2-1 or 2-2? Is it any personal preference?
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good explanation of my meaning! Pastel IS the Bestestestest!
Hi, haoqide,

Long time no see! ( Greetings first hehe)

Thanks for the compliment. I'm flattered.

Could you help with the 3rd one under this thread?
Sure! hehe, both of your examples make sense! Either one is fine to use in conversation.
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Is bestestestest pronounceable? I promise this is the last question. lol

Pastel
hahah, yes, it's pronounceable! It'll just sound really funny! It's pronounced just like it looks:

best-est-est-est-est
You are the "bes-tes-tes-tes-tes-tes-t" in my mind too. Emotion: stick out tongue

Thank you, haoqide.
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