I learned the word "dub-dub" the other day meaning moron in Amharic.

After a couple of searches I found this page which says:

Duhduhb = Moron

I tried having a stab at how it might be written, properly, in Amharic based off of the Alphasyllabary on Wikipedia and came up with something like: ዱዱቧ. But, it seems I'm way off base.

Any ideas?

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The "uh" here is meant to represent the phoneme /ə/. Nobody can really agree on how to transcribe Ge'ez-script vowels, but I've most often seen it written ä, and this is what Wikipedia uses.

Thus, the word is dädäb, ደደብ.

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