On Sat, 19 Jun 2004 07:14:47 -0400, Peter T. Daniels
<grammatim@...> wrote:

> When a posting, or a thread, is far off topic of the relevant list or
> newsgroup, one tries to wrench it back onto topic, with the notation
> "Obligatory X."

Thank you for explaining that. It's surely civil!

>> I assume double consonants in Finnish are repeated, as in Italian?
> Sorry, I've never noticed a "repeated" consonant in Italian?

I was referring to articulation, apparently carelessly. For instance,
"Sotto", in which the t's are separately articulated, maybe with a pause
in voicing between them. (Am I confused?)


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