Unlike final geminate
consonant in the following structure the medial geminate
consonant is not shown with colon (:) instead CC is used so that a clear view of the words in light of MOP be presented.
He gives only a geminate
-nn, except for n- initial suffixes (as with Oman and Yemen), and he has u for the vowel.
Above we were concerned with the situation when the base ends in a single sonorant, in which case it occupies the coda position, and its nucleus has only a single slot at its disposal; if the verbal base ends in a geminate
nasal, it is shortened or degeminated.
consonants are moraic (Hayes 1989; Watson 2002; Davis 2011), they add to the weight of the word and make it eligible to receive stress, as in: jakk < jaek 'jack', blikk < blpk 'block', dimm < dim 'dim', sill < sil 'shell'.
The general rule is that during this process geminate
consonants have emerged out of intervocalic singletons before the syllables that contained long vowels and diphthongs, e.g.
The above discussion shows that geminates
occur in many languages of the world and have been the source of hot debate in literature regarding their particular behaviour, their phonetic implementation, their phonological representation.
(40) Since all of the substantives in (12) involve weak roots, it seems more likely that they result from root variation between geminate
and Ill-weak roots.
The author further observes that "[t]he central and southern Italian dialects (including Standard Italian) have both geminates
and long vowels.
In addition, geminates
, if sporadically, occupy positions in which etymological reasons exclude the shortness of the preceding vowel (cf.
Such identical consonants or geminates
are attested to be phonemic in some languages like Italian, e.g.
In the current paper, durations of short and long voiceless geminates
in trisyllabic as well as tetraand pentasyllabic words are analyzed.