I found this sentence, and I kinda understand the meaning and use of も, but I want to understand why it is used twice:


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These types of "why" questions are difficult to answer, but I would say that it was because the repetition makes the phrase sound emphatic both quickly and effectively.

Interestingly enough, this is far from being a Japanese-only phenomenon.

In English, one says "neither A nor B". The "n" sound is repeated.

In French, it is "ni A ni B". Double "n", again.

In Japanese, we just happen to use 「AもBも」. Double "m" for us.

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