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geminate

[′jem·ə·nət]
(biology)
Growing in pairs or couples.
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As such, the following sun letter becomes a geminate, as shown in (22).
(54.) ON skgmm and its denominative verb skamma 'to disgrace' show an unexplained geminate, no trace of which is found in other Germanic cognates; see de Vries 1962: 512 for a proposal that these words were influenced by skammr 'short'.
Mort, "Geminate and non-geminate recombination in amorphous semiconductors," Le Journal de Physique Colloques, vol.
(11.) There is also a tendency for English speakers to geminate consonants in words such as bitte and Holle, due to the infuence of Italian.
The topics include the qal passive participle of geminate verbs in Biblical Hebrew, "Hear, O Israel" in Greek translation on an ancient amulet, grammatical and lexicographic notes on a Qumran fragment, the different traditions of Mishnaic Hebrew, and the language of the Beit 'Amar papyrus.
The language has no geminate consonants, but the sequence nasal + voiced stop is realized as a geminate nasal.
Non-initial syllables that do not contain a diphthong or end with geminate or consonant cluster are of the first duration (long vowel occurs in original words only in positions of main stress).
Agassiz, 1863 (western Atlantic), form a geminate cluster and likely separated within the last 4 MY (McCartney et al., 2000).
Long vowels were treated as VV short vowel as V geminate consonants as CC while singleton consonants were marked as C.
The major aim of this study is to show that the use of reduplicated consonant graphemes as indicators of vowel shortness is not confined exclusively to The Ormulum because this practice derives directly from Old English scribal tradition, where <CC> sequences were used not only to represent geminate (or long) consonants, but sporadically also for marking short vowels.