degemination

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

de- +‎ gemination

NounEdit

degemination (countable and uncountable, plural degeminations)

  1. (phonetics, uncountable) inverse process of gemination, when a spoken long consonant is pronounced for an audibly shorter period
  2. (countable) a particular instance of such change
Last modified on 23 August 2013, at 10:50