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> OTOH [aa] will most likely involve continuous voicing in the interval
> between the two a's (the so-called "voiced h", or "hiatus". It's two
> distinct syllables.  Note that that [a(H)a] is not a long a, which is
> simply
> the prolongation of the single vowel sound, so [a:], usually considered
> just
> one distinct syllable.

Is it phonetically legal to have [aa]? i always thought it wasn't
possible to have 2 vowels together in a row...
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  Alexandre Lang
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