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On 13 Jan 2014 14:06, "Pete Bleackley" <[log in to unmask]>
wrote:
>
> staving Christophe Grandsire-Koevoets:
> On 13 January 2014 14:07, Pete Bleackley <[log in to unmask]
>wrote:
>
> > Is there a term for a single phone that is the surface realisation of
two
> > underlying phonemes that have undergone a synchronic merger? Happens
quite
> > a lot in iljena.

>
> No, by "merger" I meant the assimilation of two adjacent phonemes into a
single sound, eg iljena's  [S] is underlyingly /sj/

Coalescence. A sequence of two phonemes with the same realization.