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Re: Italians Qs (Stolen; was Re: You have a word for it?)

From:John Cowan <cowan@...>
Date:Monday, January 28, 2002, 1:57
Tristan Alexander McLeay scripsit:

> In it, it makes reference to a particular characters' use of 'superlatives > and double consonants'. Does anyone know what the double consonants could > mean?
I suppose it means that he speaks as (or like) a Southerner; Southern dialects have a lot of geminated consonants, especially initially. -- John Cowan To say that Bilbo's breath was taken away is no description at all. There are no words left to express his staggerment, since Men changed the language that they learned of elves in the days when all the world was wonderful. --_The Hobbit_