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A segment is ambisyllabic if it belongs to two syllables.


The English word hammer cannot be divided into two syllables ha and mer; the [m] functions both as the final segment of the first syllable and as the initial consonant of the second syllable.


Utrecht Lexicon of Linguistics


Kahn, Margaret 1976. Borrowing and variation in a phonological description of Kurdish. Diss. Ann Arbor, Univ. of Michigan.