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  2.25 Double consonants

In the italian writing you find some pecularity which doesn' t exist in other romance languages, the double consonants in words like bello, notte, pubblico etc.. The difference between the single consonant and the correspondant double consonant depends on the type of consonant. In the case of p, b, t, which, beeing occlusive, can' t be pronounced 'longer', are prononced stronger. The r, being fricative, is pronounce several times. Consonants like m, n, s are just pronounced longer.

Consonants which are pronounced longer
nonno = grand father nono = Neunte
Consonants which are pronounced several times
casa = house cassa =till
caro = expensive carro = cart
faro = lighthouse farro = spelt
fata = fairy fatta = genre
eco = echo ecco = (here it is)
tuta = work clothes tutta = whole

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