Initial Cluster

Some articles on initial cluster:

Phonological History Of English Consonants - Consonant Clusters - Other Initial-cluster Reductions
... The rap–wrap merger is a reduction that causes the historical initial cluster /wr/ to be reduced to /r/ ... The not–knot merger is a reduction that causes the historical initial cluster /kn/ to be reduced to /n/ ... The nome–gnome merger is a reduction that causes the historical initial cluster /ɡn/ to be reduced to /n/ ...

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