Double consonants

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By aaron

In Italian, a double consonant is more tense than a single consonant. In other words, when the word has a double consonant, the sound is not prolonged like it is with a single consonant.

In English, if you said "a name", the "n" is tense and short. But if you say "an aim", the "n" sound is looser and more prolonged.

In Italian, a double consonant is more tense. So if you say "annesso", the "nn" sound is short and energetic. If you say "anello", the "n" sound is more prolonged and loose. This is true of all double consonants in Italian.


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