oswann said:Dickens, in his day, would have been read aloud too. Imagine hearing the book and not reading it and you have an idea of why some of the devices like repetition are used.
I do that and still get an "Adventurers" vibe from the repetition. (If you're wondering what I mean, click here.) It doesn't sound natural to me at all.
Then again, I think repetition might just be a sore spot. I can't think of any examples off the top of my head that wowed me.
Neeli -- I wouldn't be surprised if that is the origin of "Ferengi." It seems oddly appropriate, even if it is a slur.