Definition of Sandhi

1. Noun. The articulatory process whereby the pronunciation of a word or morpheme changes when it is followed immediately by another (especially in fluent speech).

Generic synonyms: Articulation



Definition of Sandhi

1. Noun. (linguistics) A cover term for a wide variety of phonological processes that occur at morpheme or word boundaries, such as the fusion of sounds across word boundaries and the alteration of sounds due to neighboring sounds or due to the grammatical function of adjacent words. ¹

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Definition of Sandhi

1. a process of phonetic modification [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sandhi

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sandfly
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sandfly fever viruses
sandgroper
sandgropers
sandgrounder
sandgrounders
sandgrouse
sandgrouses
sandheap
sandheaps
sandhi (current term)
sandhill
sandhill-crane
sandhill crane
sandhill cranes
sandhiller
sandhillers
sandhills
sandhis
sandhoff disease
sandhog
sandhogs
sandhopper
sandhoppers
sandier

Literary usage of Sandhi

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1. A Sanskrit Grammar for Beginners, in Devanâgarî and Roman Letters Throughout by Friedrich Max Müller (1870)
"RULES OF sandhi OR THE COMBINATION OF LETTERS. § 123. In Sanskrit every sentence is considered as one unbroken chain of syllables. ..."

2. A Simplified Grammar of the Pali Language by Edward Müller (1884)
"Rules on sandhi. The rules on sandhi in Pali may be divided into rules on vowel-sandhi, and rules on mixed sandhi where a vowel and a consonant are ..."

3. A Grammar of the Hindi Language: In which are Treated the Standard Hindí by Samuel Henry Kellogg (1876)
"sandhi.* 35. By the term 'sandhi' ('union') is technically denoted the euphonic combination of concurrent letters. Its laws apply uniformly to the ..."

4. A Simplified Grammar of the Pali Language by Edward Müller (1884)
"Boles on sandhi. The rules on sandhi in Pali may be divided into rules on vowel-sandhi, and rules on mixed sandhi where a vowel and a consonant are ..."

5. Indo-Iranian Phonology with Special Reference to the Middle and New Indo by Louis Herbert Gray (1902)
"sandhi. § 962. The elaborate system of sandhi found in Sanskrit, and the less artificial conditions observable both in Avestan and Old Persian, ..."

6. The Latin Language: An Historical Account of Latin Sounds, Stems and Flexions by Wallace Martin Lindsay (1894)
"An English example of ' sandhi ' is the different vowel-sound of the article ' the ' before a vowel and before a consonant, and an example of the ..."

7. A Sanskrit Grammar for Beginners, in Devanâgarî and Roman Letters Throughout by Friedrich Max Müller (1870)
"RULES OF sandhi OR THE COMBINATION OF LETTERS. § 123. In Sanskrit every sentence is considered as one unbroken chain of syllables. ..."

8. A Simplified Grammar of the Pali Language by Edward Müller (1884)
"Rules on sandhi. The rules on sandhi in Pali may be divided into rules on vowel-sandhi, and rules on mixed sandhi where a vowel and a consonant are ..."

9. A Grammar of the Hindi Language: In which are Treated the Standard Hindí by Samuel Henry Kellogg (1876)
"sandhi.* 35. By the term 'sandhi' ('union') is technically denoted the euphonic combination of concurrent letters. Its laws apply uniformly to the ..."

10. A Simplified Grammar of the Pali Language by Edward Müller (1884)
"Boles on sandhi. The rules on sandhi in Pali may be divided into rules on vowel-sandhi, and rules on mixed sandhi where a vowel and a consonant are ..."

11. Indo-Iranian Phonology with Special Reference to the Middle and New Indo by Louis Herbert Gray (1902)
"sandhi. § 962. The elaborate system of sandhi found in Sanskrit, and the less artificial conditions observable both in Avestan and Old Persian, ..."

12. The Latin Language: An Historical Account of Latin Sounds, Stems and Flexions by Wallace Martin Lindsay (1894)
"An English example of ' sandhi ' is the different vowel-sound of the article ' the ' before a vowel and before a consonant, and an example of the ..."

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