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geminate

[′jem·ə·nət]
(biology)
Growing in pairs or couples.
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In contrast, most NENA dialects resyllabify the initial cluster by geminating the sonorant, as in simma 'name' or dimma < MidAr *dm-a 'blood.
In Woleaian, progressive verbs are formed by prefixing a CV reduplicant and geminating the base-initial consonant, as shown below: