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What is an ambiguous sequence?

 

Definition
 

An ambiguous sequence is a phonetic string, a segment or sequence, that may function as

 
  • two phonological units, or
  • a single unit.
Kinds
  Here are some kinds of ambiguous sequences:
 
Source
 

Burquest and Payne 1993


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