- (epigraphy) The process of indicating that a vowel is pronounced long by writing it twice, especially as was sometimes done in Latin due to influence from Oscan.
Etymology: Latin geminatio vocalis, vocalium "doubling of vowels;" geminatio "doubling, gemination" + vocalis "vowel."
- The least-used method is geminatio vocalium, as in Oscan and (occasionally) Umbrian: <span style="font-variant:small-caps">paastores</span>. "Sihler.
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