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I think it would be best to illustrate by examples instead of by words:

  1. an + other → another → a + nother → a whole nother
  2. myn + Edward → my Ned
  3. les enfants /le.zɑ̃.fɑ̃/ (French) → les *zenfants → zenfant (Mauritian Creole)
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It can be called ‘Rebracketing’; the linked page also suggests "juncture loss, junctural metanalysis, false splitting, false separation, faulty separation, misdivision, or refactorization."

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