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Synonyms for gemination

the doubling of a word or phrase (as for rhetorical effect)

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the act of copying or making a duplicate (or duplicates) of something


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He gives examples from English in words such as night time and solely and from Italian where consonant gemination differentiates words such as fato fate' and fatto fact'.
Perhaps the most well known difference in sound pattern between Italian and English is the pattern of consonant gemination.
If consonant gemination was originally motivated by considerations of contrast maintenance as suggested by H.
Treating V insertion and CV reduplication as possible co-existing outcomes of empty mora insertion in a given language also generates the further expectation that CV reduplication could alternate with consonant gemination as a means of realizing the inserted mora.
Consonant gemination is the phenomenon in language where a consonant in a morpheme is doubled in the course of speech.