20 Nominals with Double End Consonants
With single-syllable nominals, most of the time with long vowels, the 2nd radical can appear to double.1 The doubling appears before the ending as a Dagesch forte. The corresponding short vowel stands before the doubled consonant.
Words with gutturals or ר as the last consonant have compensatory lengthening; often virtual doubling with ח.
Occasionally, the 2nd radical is repeated:
1 Most of the time these are Ajin-Ajin roots → § 42.1. There are also roots with assimilated Nun, e.g.: ﬠֵז “goat” from ענז.
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