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geminate

 [jem´ĭ-nāt]
paired; occurring in twos.

gem·i·nate

(jem'i-nāt),
Occurring in pairs.
Synonym(s): geminous
[L. gemino, pp. -atus, to double, fr. geminus, twin]

geminate

/gem·i·nate/ (jem´ĭ-nāt) paired; occurring in twos.

gem·i·nate

(jem'i-năt)
Occurring in pairs.
[L. gemino, pp. -atus, to double, fr. geminus, twin]

gem·i·nate

(jem'i-năt)
Occurring in pairs.
[L. gemino, pp. -atus, to double, fr. geminus, twin]

geminate

paired; occurring in twos.
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b) an orthographic double consonant is pronounced like a single consonant under normal circumstances, so the gemination in words such as terrible and horrible are not due to the orthographic doubling per se.
Note also the employment of emphatic stress through gemination in the following phrases:
Consonant gemination is only one form of highlighting a syllable, and stress relocation may be effected by vowel lengthening and/or heightened intonation, with or without gemination of the initial consonant.
Table 3 illustrates phrasal minimal pairs that depend on gemination to distinguish one from the other.
Consonant gemination is sometimes encountered, rather peculiarly, in the case of the personal pronoun l', as in
between consonants targeted by primary gemination and those affected by later lengthening processes.
This difference also corresponds to a difference between primary gemination affecting disyllabic words and the chronologically later lengthening process applying to trisyllabic words.
1973, On the primary gemination of Finnish dialects.