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General note on Splits, Mergers, and other processes -
What do we mean by + and -?

We are talking about PROCESSES:

Distinguish clearly between SPLITS and MERGERS:

SPLITS

Typical examples: BATH-TRAP Split, STRUT-FOOR Split.

MERGERS

Typical examples: NURSE Merger, FOOT-GOOSE Merger

OTHER PROCESSES

Typical Examples: R-Dropping, Glide Cluster Reduction, HappY Tensing

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