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double phonemes

From:Danny Wier <dawier@...>
Date:Friday, April 2, 1999, 7:08
Another question.  In some languages, two phonemes, usually consonants,
get placed together frequently, and are often represented by one letter.
Examples are Sanskrit /ks./ (s. = retroflex s) and /jn~/ (n~ = palatal
n), Russian /StS/, and Greek and Latin /ks/.  These are often reduced to
a single consonant in modern dialects.  Double vowels of this sort would
be diphthongs, such as Latin /ae/, /oe/.

Is there a term for this phenomenon, and what other natlang examples are

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