Consonantal Gemination in Old English
This dataset contains 255 word-final geminates and 760 word-medial geminates in Old English words. The research hypothesis which I will be testing is whether or not Kim (1973)'s claim is based on the real words with geminates in Old English. Kim (1973) shows that consonants such as /ll/, /rr/, /mm/, /nn/, and /ss/ are likely to form geminates in OE whereas /pp/, /tt/, and /kk/ are less likely to form geminates. /þþ/ is a doubtful geminate (Kim 1973). The Old English words have been collected manually from past studies - Wright and Wright (1923; 1925), Kim (1973), Campbell (1977), Quirk and Wrenn (1994), Baker (2005), and Hogg (2011). As the second page in the document file shows, the distribution of word-final and word-medial geminates is tabulated. This approach could help illustrate which consonants are more likely to form a geminate and which consonants are not likely to do so in the source language.
Steps to reproduce
It is possible to reproduce the dataset by gathering Old English words with consonantal geminates from Wright and Wright (1923; 1925), Kim (1973), Campbell (1977), Quirk and Wrenn (1994), Baker (2005), and Hogg (2011).