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It's baseball jargon (see 3) for a type of fielding practice, but in this context the same term is used to mean repeated practice or drill in general. Thanks to goldbrick for clarifying the baseball jargon.


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Not an expert, so I cannot cite any research, but I think what you are observing is the vowels not getting pronounced. English does this all the time, and "prototype" is a case in point where "p" is not followed by a vowel, but there are plenty of examples of this in Japanese native words. See 母音の無声化 in Wikipedia that describes some rules ...


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Paddle paddle. Probably referring to hagoita used in hanetsuki (Japanese badminton), a traditional Japanese New Year's game often played by girls. And/or staying with the movement theme as in wading through Tsukimihara U.


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