Frame data question: what frames get ignored if you cancel a normal into special

if you cancel a normal move into a special move on its first active frame right when it hits, and let’s say the normal move has 2 active frames and 23 recovery frames, does that mean the special move starts up where the normal move would normally have its second active frame?

makes sense to me.

just as you said, if you enter the cancel on the 1st active frame of the move then the 2nd active frame would be cancelled for the special that you made