gemination

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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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Yet, as I explained in the previous chapter, this does not aid in providing a description of the Estonian quantity system, which allows vowel and consonant lengths to be combined independent of each other.
As the author aptly observes "[v]owel and consonant length distribution, syllable structure, and stress play critical roles in the workings of RS.
Since the Scandinavian languages are not Italianate, the Italian IPA tradition of indicating consonant length might give the singer the wrong impression of how to pronounce the long consonants in Norwegian or Swedish.
There were insufficient numbers of words longer than three syllables to test differences in consonant length between words containing at least four syllables and words containing fewer than four syllables.
While consonant length is a phonological feature in Italian, vowel length is only a phonetic one.